Dr Beckmann Service It Washing Machine cleaner Half Price £1.50 @ Wilko
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Dr Beckmann Service It Washing Machine cleaner Half Price £1.50 @ Wilko

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Is this stuff any good .... when I currently wash on a wool cycle the clothes are coming all smeared. They end up being dirtier after been washed!

Use salt

Dr Beckmann is one of my favourite doctors. Along with Dr Oetker, Dr Dre, Dr Fox and Dr Pepper.

charliemike

Dr Beckmann is one of my favourite doctors. Along with Dr Oetker, Dr Dre, … Dr Beckmann is one of my favourite doctors. Along with Dr Oetker, Dr Dre, Dr Fox and Dr Pepper.



Who is my favourite doctor.

Ty x

sJohnson23

Who is my favourite doctor.



I'm going to guess at either Doctor Pressure or Doctor Mario.

Like the guy in the first post, my clothes are dirtier after being washed in the machine, so I bought this today, it won a good housekeeping award this year apparently. It cost me £2 at ASDA. I used a 90 degree cycle which took about 2 hours. The water was dirty and i thought it had done a good job, but i wiped around the rubber seal after it had finished and it was still full of yuk. The manufacturers suggest Calgon, might have to try that.

Thar

Like the guy in the first post, my clothes are dirtier after being washed … Like the guy in the first post, my clothes are dirtier after being washed in the machine, so I bought this today, it won a good housekeeping award this year apparently. It cost me £2 at ASDA. I used a 90 degree cycle which took about 2 hours. The water was dirty and i thought it had done a good job, but i wiped around the rubber seal after it had finished and it was still full of yuk. The manufacturers suggest Calgon, might have to try that.



Try putting a cup of white vinegar in your drum and run a 90°C wash.

Top tip...don't put washing powder/gel in on an empty 90 degree cycle. Your kitchen ends up covered in foam. I can also confirm that shower gel has the same effect.

Thar

Like the guy in the first post, my clothes are dirtier after being washed … Like the guy in the first post, my clothes are dirtier after being washed in the machine, so I bought this today, it won a good housekeeping award this year apparently. It cost me £2 at ASDA. I used a 90 degree cycle which took about 2 hours. The water was dirty and i thought it had done a good job, but i wiped around the rubber seal after it had finished and it was still full of yuk. The manufacturers suggest Calgon, might have to try that.


You should manually clean as much out as possible first with a damp cloth, then run the cleaner through.
As an aside, avoid using liquid detergent, these don't tend to have Oxygen based bleaching agents (bleach) which when combined with our habit of washing at low temperatures results in the slime. The powders help stop the slime in the first place, especially if you run an empty boil wash once a month.
Also make sure you're using the correct dose as too much is just as bad as too little.

moneybag

You should manually clean as much out as possible first with a damp … You should manually clean as much out as possible first with a damp cloth, then run the cleaner through.As an aside, avoid using liquid detergent, these don't tend to have Oxygen based bleaching agents (bleach) which when combined with our habit of washing at low temperatures results in the slime. The powders help stop the slime in the first place, especially if you run an empty boil wash once a month.Also make sure you're using the correct dose as too much is just as bad as too little.



Yeah, the use of liquids only is slowly ruining machines.

iambigred

Try putting a cup of white vinegar in your drum and run a 90°C wash.



Thank you, i will try that.

Thar

Thank you, i will try that.



Totally concur with 'Iambigred' though I put an entire bottle of white vinegar in (approx 500ml) once every six months and do the the boil wash (90oC). It cleans the waste pipe-work out too.
Edited by: "antomac1001" 9th Jul 2016

moneybag

You should manually clean as much out as possible first with a damp … You should manually clean as much out as possible first with a damp cloth, then run the cleaner through.As an aside, avoid using liquid detergent, these don't tend to have Oxygen based bleaching agents (bleach) which when combined with our habit of washing at low temperatures results in the slime. The powders help stop the slime in the first place, especially if you run an empty boil wash once a month.Also make sure you're using the correct dose as too much is just as bad as too little.



Thank you for the advice. I didn't think powder detergent worked so well with cold fill machines, that's why i use liquid? I definitely don't overdose. I'll have to do get into the habit of doing a boil wash every so often.

I've never had a problem like this before. Possibly as I've used powder in previous machines.

White vinegar less than 50p a bottle use half to a full bottle, washing soda 65p a cup or more, 90 degree wash and better cleaning and cheaper than using this.

Banned

Thar

Thank you for the advice. I didn't think powder detergent worked so well … Thank you for the advice. I didn't think powder detergent worked so well with cold fill machines, that's why i use liquid? I definitely don't overdose. I'll have to do get into the habit of doing a boil wash every so often. I've never had a problem like this before. Possibly as I've used powder in previous machines.



You should consider reverting back to powder. Liquids are mainly make your clothes smell nice, but do not clean in the same fashion as powders. Powders contain bleach, which at the very least should be used on whites. Low temp washes with liquid is really not do a good job of cleaning your clothes.

sJohnson23

Who is my favourite doctor.



Who

Thar

Like the guy in the first post, my clothes are dirtier after being washed … Like the guy in the first post, my clothes are dirtier after being washed in the machine, so I bought this today, it won a good housekeeping award this year apparently. It cost me £2 at ASDA. I used a 90 degree cycle which took about 2 hours. The water was dirty and i thought it had done a good job, but i wiped around the rubber seal after it had finished and it was still full of yuk. The manufacturers suggest Calgon, might have to try that.



Calgon is to get rid of limescale, not the bacteria and sludge.

I use something called "Professional Limescale and Detergent Remover" (sorry, that's all it says on the box)

Box of 12 sachets, use 1 a month. Costs me £15 a box from my local Appliance Shop. The only other thing I can see on the box is that it's approved by Hotpoint/Indesit and is manufactured by Docchem Srl. Also says distributed by Indesit Company S.p.a

Put 1 sachet it the detergent drawer, set it to 60 degrees without a prewash.

Tried Dr Beckmans and had no joy but this stuff is amazing! Cleaned mould off the seal and the machine smells spotlessly clean.

And this is all using Ariel Liquitabs so you don't have to go back to powder if you don't want to. Used it on an old Indesit washer, now using it on an LG Direct drive washer dryer with no problems.

Edited by: "Waterboy8535" 9th Jul 2016

zonetime

You should consider reverting back to powder. Liquids are mainly make … You should consider reverting back to powder. Liquids are mainly make your clothes smell nice, but do not clean in the same fashion as powders. Powders contain bleach, which at the very least should be used on whites. Low temp washes with liquid is really not do a good job of cleaning your clothes.



I must admit, although my clothes do smell nice, the liquids don't clean my clothes half as well as the powder used to.

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sJohnson23

Who is my favourite doctor.



​Shipman.

sJohnson23

Who is my favourite doctor.



This is a statement, not a question. Why are people guessing?

Thar

Thank you for the advice. I didn't think powder detergent worked so well … Thank you for the advice. I didn't think powder detergent worked so well with cold fill machines, that's why i use liquid? I definitely don't overdose. I'll have to do get into the habit of doing a boil wash every so often. I've never had a problem like this before. Possibly as I've used powder in previous machines.



With liquid washing machine detergents you tend to get a moisture holding gel coating building up inside the tub, pipes etc which acts as an ideal medium for black mould to grow on, and as already mentioned unlike most powders, the liquid/gel detergents tend not to contain any bleaching agents which would help to kill the mould.

We used liquid washing machine detergent quite some years ago for about a year or so, as they worked out cheaper than powders at that time. The machine became slimy and eventually developed a highly unpleasant stink, probably because we hadn't been doing many boil washes. It took several boil washes, I think I initially used low doses of washing powder, then citric acid, and I eventually resorted to bleach (would of used oxygen bleach as contained in the OP's product if I was doing it today) to get rid of the slime and smell and had to keep an eye on the machine as the gunk washing off the machine caused it to froth up very badly so it needed stopping and pumping out.

Powders seem to wash fine in my cold fill machine, but if you prefer to use liquids I'd suggest doing occasional washes and boil washes using a powder to clean the slime and mould out so it doesn't build up.

Edited by: "melted" 9th Jul 2016

Thar

Thank you for the advice. I didn't think powder detergent worked so well … Thank you for the advice. I didn't think powder detergent worked so well with cold fill machines, that's why i use liquid? I definitely don't overdose. I'll have to do get into the habit of doing a boil wash every so often. I've never had a problem like this before. Possibly as I've used powder in previous machines.




Yes you'd definition ly have a problem if you were overdosing on liquid detergent.

DabsSB

Who



Yes.

eslick

White vinegar less than 50p a bottle use half to a full bottle, washing … White vinegar less than 50p a bottle use half to a full bottle, washing soda 65p a cup or more, 90 degree wash and better cleaning and cheaper than using this.


Hello, is it advisable to use both at the same time?

I was told by a washing machine repair fella that gels and liquids collect in the grooves of the pipes and build up over time cos it doesn't get swished away properly, building up junk that comes back into the machine over time and makes it smelly when in use... my machine used to smell like eggy farts and I was constantly blaming the hubby or the dog! haha did a few 90 degree washes with soda crystals in the drawer, worked a treat.
went back to powder and always use soda crystals in the drawer too every wash and my machine is spotless and smell free now!
Soda crystals are only 70p for a bag in Wilkies, highly recommend getting some!

sJohnson23

Who is my favourite doctor.



​albarn?

Tried it many times, I don't think it works

matdey

​albarn?



If you meant Dr Alban (It's My Life)....good shout, I concede...you win this battle of the obscure non-doctor doctors.

Pinksparkles1973

I was told by a washing machine repair fella that gels and liquids … I was told by a washing machine repair fella that gels and liquids collect in the grooves of the pipes and build up over time cos it doesn't get swished away properly, building up junk that comes back into the machine over time and makes it smelly when in use... my machine used to smell like eggy farts and I was constantly blaming the hubby or the dog! haha did a few 90 degree washes with soda crystals in the drawer, worked a treat.went back to powder and always use soda crystals in the drawer too every wash and my machine is spotless and smell free now! Soda crystals are only 70p for a bag in Wilkies, highly recommend getting some!


The first post in this thread that actually talks sense!
Soda crystals in every wash stops all this!

crazylegs

The first post in this thread that actually talks sense!Soda crystals in … The first post in this thread that actually talks sense!Soda crystals in every wash stops all this!



xx

siliconbits

Hello, is it advisable to use both at the same time?



Yep both in at the same time we put in the vinegar in the drum with some crystals and then do the same in the drawer. Of you do the drum with the vinegar just make sure you don't have a machine that drains on start up ours doesn't but many do.
Edited by: "eslick" 10th Jul 2016

crazylegs

The first post in this thread that actually talks sense!Soda crystals in … The first post in this thread that actually talks sense!Soda crystals in every wash stops all this!


You shouldn't need soda crystals every wash if you're using detergent powder. It contains Zeolites that trap the limescale and Oxygen based bleaching agents that kill bacteria and mould.
So as long as you are using the correct dosage for your water hardness and load amount, I don't see why soda crystals are necessary?

Care+ Protect is the best one I've used, a years supply £16.99 works out £1.42 Per monthly treatment

I read it as Dr Beckham. I was very confused...

use powder and leave the door/drawer slightly open after washing to let the inside seals dry out

Normally at the pound shop.

sJohnson23

Who is my favourite doctor.


Dr Who...
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Dr Who is too obvious.
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