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Whirlpool Washing Machine & Dishwasher Professional Limescale and Grease Remover - Pack of 12 for ADG684/1FK (851168415571) Stock Number: ES664212

Descaler for dishwashers and washing machines - helps prevent appliance problems and remove detergent residue

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For instance is the Limescale and Detergent Remover the best thing or is there something more suitable.

By Cathi - Kent - 15 December 2008
  • Bleach is pretty good for removing mould growth, or a cleaning spray containing bleach. Once it's clean, as someone else suggested, try leaving the machine door & detergent drawer open between washes to allow air to circulate. By Jimbob046 - Cambridge, UK. - 30 December 2014
  • Leave the washing machine door open between uses, air circulation will help prevent mould build up. We have done so from purchase & there's no mould after 15yrs. Be aware that pets may chew the rubber seal or climb inside the machine! [Hotpoint WM63] By nonik - - 27 September 2012
  • Have you tried "Washer Magic"? It can be used on a cloth to wipe away the nasty gunk that builds up inside the door of the machine. Pour the rest in to the detergent drawer & run it empty on a hot wash, this will clean the whole machine: element, pipes, etc. Result, a clean like-new machine. Good luck! By Anonymous - - 16 November 2010
  • Try Milton steralizing sachets in an empty drum on a wool wash - it freshens up the whole washing machine without risk of any damage. These sachets are magic for soaking items or washing items with mildew on them that have inadvertently been stored damp!! By Scrubbitt - Harrogate - 29 July 2009
  • Rory from eSpares
    Rory at eSpares says...

    Hi Cathi Unfortunately we do not stock black mould remover, however you can buy it from most supermarkets and hardware stores. This product will remove the black mould and comes with simple to follow instructions. To remove the majority of the mould you can use these e-cloths: http://www.espares.co.uk/part/cleaning-products/laundry-cleaning/p/1427/0/0/0/978618/e-cloths---set-of-2.html I would advise you to wear goggles or a mask when performing this task as the mould can give off spores which can cause and aggravate allergies and illnesses. In future, to avoid the build up of black mould, use high temperature washes (50 or 60 degrees) and use detergents that contain bleach.

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My fabric softener wont go into the machine - will this product help?? We live in hardwater area

By helenpj - - 30 October 2008
  • This sounds as if you are left with the softener in the drawer after the wash. It should syphon out after extra water is pumped into the drawer before the final rinse. The holes that let this water in can become blocked by black mould so insufficient water comes in. If you get down low and look up at the underside of the hole where the drawer goes you should see a series of small holes - you may need a torch. Give them a poke with a small brush - a single tuft toothbrush is ideal. By Bill - Bristol, UK - 13 November 2015
  • Samara from eSpares
    Samara at eSpares says...

    HI Helenpj, in addition to Rory's advice - if you haven't already: the whole drawer that your detergent and softener can probably be removed from the machine (by pushing down a tab on the top as you pull the drawer out). I would recommend removing the drawer from the machine and giving it a thorough clean in addition to the area that the drawer slots into. Sometimes if crystal detergent gets mixed with fabric softener it can gum up that dispenser area.

  • Rory from eSpares
    Rory at eSpares says...

    Hi Helenpj As you live in an area with hard water limescale can build up in the pipes of your washing machine or dishwasher. We would recommend this product as it will clean out the waterworks of your appliance and allow fabric softeners and detergents to run smoothly in to the machine, leaving your clothes garden fresh!

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Hi, Can this be used on any washing machine, it's just that I noticed it has several makes printed on the box. Kind Regards, Mark Leaming

By Markimus - - 09 February 2010
  • I have used this for the first time recently in our Tricity Bendix Washing Machine, and no noticeable after effects, even though Tricity Bendix is not listed on the box. Our washing machine is at least 15 years old. Hope this helps. Rose - Willenhall, West Midlands By Posiepickpaws - Willenhall, West Midlands - 15 March 2010
  • eSparesToby from eSpares
    eSparesToby at eSpares says...

    Yes this is suitable for all different washing machines. Just follow the instructions!

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tank to soften the water for the whole house?

By xopozz - - 08 February 2010
  • I do think so, especially if you live in a hard water area. It would be much more expensive if your machine got clogged up with limescale. By cosycat - London - 23 February 2010
  • eSparesToby from eSpares
    eSparesToby at eSpares says...

    If you're tablet already contains anti-limescale elements in it then it shouldn't be necessary unless you want to really clean the machine out in one go. As for putting it into the cold water tank, that wouldn't be advisable.

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Is it scented? 2 Answers

My wife is allergic to some scents, so must avoid them.

By Anonymous - - 26 April 2009
  • Rory from eSpares
    Rory at eSpares says...

    Hi Davebarton, this is an unscented cleaning product, your wife will be fine!

  • No, it is definately not scented. By Murphyc16 - Worcestershire - 29 May 2009
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By MK - Derby - 25 July 2015
  • Chris from eSpares
    Chris at eSpares says...

    For information on a suitable product see our video: How to Cure a Smelly Washing Machine : http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/7/2337

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We have a Siemens washing machine is this product ok to use in this machine, we have used Calgon Liquid since new, but recently noticed musty smell from inside even though we regularly clean the filter and waste pipe.

By RKR - United Kingdom - 13 May 2015
  • Chris from eSpares
    Chris at eSpares says...

    For information see our video: How to Cure a Smelly Washing Machine: http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/7/2337

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By OZZCYP - London - 21 June 2012
  • one way is to measure the electricity used with a plug-in meter that fits between the wall socket and the appliance, once before the usage, once after. When the amount of electricity used goes down, one may infer that the element has been cleaned and that this accounts for the drop in power used and hence money saved. Also the cleaning power is evident as everything gleams and bad odours flee away. By amarula4 - Walsall - 05 July 2012
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The washing machine is a (new) Samsung.

By Yelloman - West Midlands - 03 June 2012
  • yes but it not so important as the ceramic heaters do not get calcified - but still decalcs other parts and kills all known bacteria and mould By amarula4 - Walsall - 05 July 2012
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By junglyju - Loughborough - 13 March 2012
  • Try Universal Limescale and Detergent Remover first before calling the repair man I tried it and it worked. By patsteve - Norfolk - 04 April 2012
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