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Posted 22nd Apr

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Keeping your washing machine clean as well as your clothes is an important factor to consider when trying to fight bacteria. Use Dettol washing machine cleaner every two months in a wash on its own to kill 99.9 percent of bacteria. This formula will reach hidden areas of the machine which will stop bad odours, leaving a lasting freshness in the machine.

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AzNDeals22/04/2020 12:26

Is this useful? Or just marketing department scares?



Totally unnecessary. Distilled vinegar/bicarb/plain detergent (according to preference) at 90 degrees will kill bacteria, are all much cheaper, and aren’t toxic to humans and aquatic life like the benzalkonium chloride in this.
Aldi do their own 2 for £1.99
Edited by: "Dr_lovegod" 22nd Apr
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Is this useful? Or just marketing department scares?
Washing machines clean them selves if used regularly!!
just use 3 dishwasher tablets , works a treat and cheaper
Aldi do their own 2 for £1.99
Edited by: "Dr_lovegod" 22nd Apr
deanos22/04/2020 12:37

just use 3 dishwasher tablets , works a treat and cheaper


In the drawer or drum? - mine stinks since we switched to the tabs and liquid rather than powder
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deanos22/04/2020 12:37

just use 3 dishwasher tablets , works a treat and cheaper


I was going to say the same thing, we used to use this but now just use dishwasher tablets in the drum, wash at highest temp.
will give it a go.
matth518222/04/2020 12:43

In the drawer or drum? - mine stinks since we switched to the tabs and …In the drawer or drum? - mine stinks since we switched to the tabs and liquid rather than powder


in the drum on high temp, or some have a cleaning cysle
matth518222/04/2020 12:43

In the drawer or drum? - mine stinks since we switched to the tabs and …In the drawer or drum? - mine stinks since we switched to the tabs and liquid rather than powder


Do you leave the door open to let it dry after a wash? That's what I do and never had a problem with smell, regardless of what I wash my clothes in.
I suppose if you only wash at low temps you might have some bacterial growth but it doesnt exactly seem like an ideal place for bacterial growth given all that detergent and water swishing about all the time. Sounds like a snake oil product.
AzNDeals22/04/2020 12:26

Is this useful? Or just marketing department scares?



Totally unnecessary. Distilled vinegar/bicarb/plain detergent (according to preference) at 90 degrees will kill bacteria, are all much cheaper, and aren’t toxic to humans and aquatic life like the benzalkonium chloride in this.
Capful of disinfectant and an empty 90° wash once a fortnight.
Edited by: "virgil47" 22nd Apr
I use this on, it's quite nice
virgil4722/04/2020 13:33

Capful of disinfectant and an empty 90° wash once a fortnight.


Such as please ?
Edited by: "simohud" 22nd Apr
What I have been successfully doing is to use 500g Soda Crystals and 200g Citric acid direct to the drum ..... Run on the Clean Cycle (70C - 2odd hours or 3) ...... It removes limescale and kills any bad smell ......
I just lash a shot of bleach in mine in a 90 degree wash with three rise cycles after it never had an issue With smell and it’s 5 years old.
Will it clean our Dolly tub and mangle?
deanos22/04/2020 12:55

in the drum on high temp, or some have a cleaning cysle


Yes my Samsung washing machine has a drum clean cycle. It shows up after 30 or more washes to put it on a clean cycle.
Got to say this is a load of marketing scaremongering, a 90 degree empty wash will kill 99.9% of bacteria as they cant live at that temperature. The requirement of disinfectant on top of that is overkill and unnecessary. If this is being marketed with covid mentioned shame on the company
matth518222/04/2020 12:43

In the drawer or drum? - mine stinks since we switched to the tabs and …In the drawer or drum? - mine stinks since we switched to the tabs and liquid rather than powder


Definitely switch back to powder as it contains bleaching agents which inhibit bacteria growth in the machine. Liquids don't contain the bleaching agents and if used on cold washes regular will eventually turn to gunk trapping bacteria (what you're smelling). A hot wash with a decent powder such as Ariel or Persil (only use about 20% of a regular dose) should suffice in cleaning your machine.

If in a hard water area using citric acid can be beneficial for removing limescale from the heating element.
Dr_lovegod22/04/2020 12:43

Aldi do their own 2 for £1.99

Is it any good? Need to give mine a clean out.
Bleach and standard clean cycle / high temperature wash. Much cheaper
dn852k422/04/2020 17:06

Definitely switch back to powder as it contains bleaching agents which …Definitely switch back to powder as it contains bleaching agents which inhibit bacteria growth in the machine. Liquids don't contain the bleaching agents and if used on cold washes regular will eventually turn to gunk trapping bacteria (what you're smelling). A hot wash with a decent powder such as Ariel or Persil (only use about 20% of a regular dose) should suffice in cleaning your machine. If in a hard water area using citric acid can be beneficial for removing limescale from the heating element.


Many thanks for the advice, I prefer powder but always buy whatever is on offer on this site when we need to re-stock
Or a drop of bleach on a boil wash .........
Good dash of white distilled vinegar on a 90 degree or cleaning cycle wash is all you need. Costs pennies (except the electricity for the wash).
bleachingshane22/04/2020 20:05

Good dash of white distilled vinegar on a 90 degree or cleaning cycle wash …Good dash of white distilled vinegar on a 90 degree or cleaning cycle wash is all you need. Costs pennies (except the electricity for the wash).


Did this last week to a stinky machine and it came out smelling much worse of vinegar after a 90c wash and a rinse. Picked this up from Tesco a few days later and it worked a treat, probably wouldn't try just half the bottle next time as it nearly overflowed with bubbles and worked really well.
finknottle22/04/2020 13:27

Totally unnecessary. Distilled vinegar/bicarb/plain detergent (according …Totally unnecessary. Distilled vinegar/bicarb/plain detergent (according to preference) at 90 degrees will kill bacteria, are all much cheaper, and aren’t toxic to humans and aquatic life like the benzalkonium chloride in this.


Maybe I don't remember Chemistry class well, but what's the deal with all these posts online of adding bicarb to vinegar to clean things? Vinegar works because it is an acid and adding bicarb neutralises the acid and the bubbling is the reaction creating water and co2. Is it just because people see bubbles and think oooh it must be working? If the mix works, I have to assume that maybe some of your acidity survived long enough to act in its diluted and partially neutralised state.
ZackyJ22/04/2020 23:22

Maybe I don't remember Chemistry class well, but what's the deal with all …Maybe I don't remember Chemistry class well, but what's the deal with all these posts online of adding bicarb to vinegar to clean things? Vinegar works because it is an acid and adding bicarb neutralises the acid and the bubbling is the reaction creating water and co2. Is it just because people see bubbles and think oooh it must be working? If the mix works, I have to assume that maybe some of your acidity survived long enough to act in its diluted and partially neutralised state.



That’s why I said ‘according to preference’, as I’ve seen all of those things recommended. I wasn’t saying mix them!
If your going to home bargains at all they sell Dr.Beckmann Service-it Washing Machine Cleaner which is 250ml for £2, also currently on offer at tesco for £2. I prefer it to the Dettol stuff as find it doesn't bubble up as much as the Dettol one did when I used it.
eraldo22/04/2020 13:08

I suppose if you only wash at low temps you might have some bacterial …I suppose if you only wash at low temps you might have some bacterial growth but it doesnt exactly seem like an ideal place for bacterial growth given all that detergent and water swishing about all the time. Sounds like a snake oil product.


They are also meant to remove limescale build up within the machine. Any decent washing machine will also usually have a section in manual on doing a maintenance cycle one a month usually suggesting a machine cleaner or bleach.
dn852k422/04/2020 17:06

Definitely switch back to powder as it contains bleaching agents which …Definitely switch back to powder as it contains bleaching agents which inhibit bacteria growth in the machine. Liquids don't contain the bleaching agents and if used on cold washes regular will eventually turn to gunk trapping bacteria (what you're smelling). A hot wash with a decent powder such as Ariel or Persil (only use about 20% of a regular dose) should suffice in cleaning your machine. If in a hard water area using citric acid can be beneficial for removing limescale from the heating element.


I use the liquids but once every few weeks run a half cup of bio powder through on it's own, on a 90 degree wash.
Edited by: "KingBurger" 23rd Apr
ZackyJ22/04/2020 23:19

Did this last week to a stinky machine and it came out smelling much worse …Did this last week to a stinky machine and it came out smelling much worse of vinegar after a 90c wash and a rinse. Picked this up from Tesco a few days later and it worked a treat, probably wouldn't try just half the bottle next time as it nearly overflowed with bubbles and worked really well.



How much vinegar did you put in?! Honestly, never had a trace of vinegar left after a cycle clean wash. I've used distilled vinegar on windows, ovens, never a trace of vinegar smell after 20-30 minutes, and that's wiping it neat onto surfaces.
finknottle22/04/2020 13:27

Totally unnecessary. Distilled vinegar/bicarb/plain detergent (according …Totally unnecessary. Distilled vinegar/bicarb/plain detergent (according to preference) at 90 degrees will kill bacteria, are all much cheaper, and aren’t toxic to humans and aquatic life like the benzalkonium chloride in this.


Tried this combination twice(bigger dose second time) and my clothes still smelt awful.
Used this Dettol Cleaner and there is not even a hint of damp/stale smell in clothes or even at the machine itself. Top product.
Edited by: "RoryC" 23rd Apr
RoryC23/04/2020 22:46

Tried this combination twice(bigger dose second time) and my clothes still …Tried this combination twice(bigger dose second time) and my clothes still smelt awful.Used this Dettol Cleaner and there is not even a hint of damp/stale smell in clothes or even at the machine itself. Top product.



Well, it is perfumed so will mask any smells anyway... Washing machines shouldn’t smell musty if they’re run monthly on a boil wash and left open between washes.
finknottle23/04/2020 23:26

Well, it is perfumed so will mask any smells anyway... Washing machines …Well, it is perfumed so will mask any smells anyway... Washing machines shouldn’t smell musty if they’re run monthly on a boil wash and left open between washes.


It's not masking any smells. I was even using Lenor Unstoppable scent booster which is really strong(also worth the money, but is generally found on offer for £3) and despite the nice fragrance the damp smell was not going. The washing machine is on most days and that has always included a boil wash during the week. There was clearly a bacteria in the machine and the vinegar and bicarb didn't get to it. The point I'm trying to get across Is this product destroyed any bacteria and therefore does the job it claims to do. Anything that does what It is supposed is a good product especially if its for a good price.
Samsung do this with nothing it in, just do an empty wash, put the heat on max and spin 1200, It’s all mine does and it’s sparkling. Think the 70 degrees gets all the crap off and kills the germs
Getting increaisng frustated with Amazon and the products it will not deliver to Northern Ireland
Edited by: "johnnypanic" 26th Apr
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