eSpares Limescale & Detergent Remover - 6 Descaler Sachets

Stock Number: ES1566874

Manufactured by eSpares

(This part fits select models)

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This product is compatible with:

  • Dishwashers
  • Washing Machines Please Note: Not suitable for top loading appliances


eSpares Limescale & Detergent Remover - 6 Descaler Sachets

Protect your dishwasher and washing machine from harmful build-up with eSpares Limescale & Detergent Remover. If you find your washing machine is smelly or dishwasher isn't performing as well as it should be, it could be due to a build-up of limescale and detergent. This product will descale and cleanse the machines, removing limescale, detergent and grease build-up and restore them to top working condition.

Suitable for use in all makes and models.

A cost-effective way to prolong the life of your appliance and reduce your energy bills

  • 6 months supply
  • Box contains 6x 50g sachets

Please Note: Not suitable for top loading appliances

Hard water leads to deposits building up in your appliance, which reduces its efficiency and leads to premature failure. In fact, British Water say that even a 1.6mm coating of limescale on a heating element can make it up to 12% less effective.


Hard water damage Clean element
Element in hard water area Element when new

All types of water can cause a build-up of detergent residue inside your machine, which can lead to blockages. This build-up provides an environment for bacteria to thrive causing unpleasant odours.

Drawer build-up Clean drawer
Drawer after use Drawer when new

If you're not sure if you live in a hard or soft water area, try our limescale post code checker.

By simply using one descaler sachet per month your machine will benefit from the following:

  • Removes limescale build-up from internal parts
  • Eliminates powder build-up and odour-causing bacteria
  • Hygienically cleans all internal parts
  • Maximises the efficiency of your appliance
  • If used immediately with new appliances, reduces detergent quantity by up to a third

How to Cure a Smelly Washing Machine

This video should help with fitting this part. However, the exact layout and fitting technique may differ for your make and model.

Be safe - always unplug any appliance from the electricity supply before carrying out any work on it.
If you are in any doubt contact a qualified repairer.

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Rated 4.7 out of 5 (509 customers)
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    By - Thame, Oxfordshire

    It's difficult to evaluate this product as you have to assume it's doing its work undercover. Easy to use and hopefully as part of a regular routine it will prevent problems in the future.
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    By - Grimsby

    tried it out on my washing machine as directed,it has worked well. The"odd" smell has gone. All is fine
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    By - sussex

    I purchased this hoping it would clean the rubber seal on my washing machine. Unfortunately it did not work. I shall replace the rubber seal as no product will shift the black marks. This no way will stop me from purchasing from ESpares again.
    • Response by Chris on 28 Jul 2015 eSpares Staff

      To prevent the mould see our video: How to Cure a Smelly Washing Machine:

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  • Q How do we know the product is safe. I couldn't find the sds sheet on these products. 3 Answers

    What ingredients are in the products and what makes these different from other products?

    By Bill S - Minnesota - 10 October 2014

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      Re DM from London's comments. The main active ingredient is sometimes used in denture cleaners and although in high concentrations this product could be harmful, when discharged from the appliance in our opinion it is likely to be no more of a problem than washing machine discharge or even domestic bleach. This would quickly be dispersed in the sewage and waste water from a normal home.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 10 March 2015

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      The active ingredient in this product is highly toxic and harmful to aquatic life and has been tested on rats, guinea pigs and rabbits. Ok, so you are only using small diluted amounts, but this is sufficiently corrosive to....clean your washing machine! The residues which leave your machine all end up in our waters....they don't magically disappear. I discovered that leaving the door open and mopping up the pooled water left in the door seal stops the drum being smelly as I guess the bacteria need moisture to survive.

      By DM - London - 07 March 2015

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      This products active ingredient is Sulphamic acid and is safe to use in empty washing machines or dishwashers to clean them. The machines will have a rinse cycle to remove any significant residue from the Appliance during the cycle.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 10 October 2014

  • Q Fabric conditioner 1 Answer

    will anything help to remove film left by this. We have soft water and I use very little and not for every wash.

    By Margaret - West Lothian - 30 July 2015

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      We would suggest soak the drawer in a bucket of warm water to re hydrate the conditioner and then use either a cloth\scourer and either vinegar or baking soda and a little water to try and remove this.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 31 July 2015

  • Q What cycle to use when using limescale and detergent remover. 1 Answer

    I have a LG washing machine and it has a built in cycle for cleaning the drum etc but when using this product on my hotpoint machine I just put it on 90 wash, so should I use the built in cycle or just use the 90 wash on my LG machine?

    By Anthony Williamson - Cumbria - 27 June 2015

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      I have an LG and always use just a normal 60C cycle as the tub clean function can flush the cleaner away just after filling .

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 29 June 2015

  • Q I have a Miele washing which is not taking in conditioner in rinse programme 1 Answer

    By P L - Northern Ireland - 20 May 2015

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      For information to diagnose your problem see our video: How to diagnose washing machine dispenser and filling problems

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 26 May 2015

  • Q Is breakdown of electronic programme panel due to limescale? 1 Answer

    We are in a hard water area but have a topped-up water softener. Our washing machine hadn't had a problem in 9 years, then just died. Could limescale be the problem or does this just 'happen'? Thank you

    By RG - South Bucks - 14 May 2015

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      The heater element may fail as a result of limescale and possibly blow a fuse but the control panel itself is not effected by limescale.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 15 May 2015