This is a common problem. Washing at lower temperatures is important for the environment, but it can mean residues build up over time inside the washing machine.
- Run an empty maintenance wash on the hottest cycle your machine has if you mainly use low-temperature settings (30°C or 40°C). An average family will use their machine 4 times a week, so we recommend that you do this once a week.
- Liquid detergents are generally recommended for coloured clothing while most powders have a higher volume bleaching agent and are great for white clothing when used at the right temperature. Check your detergent packaging for more information.
- Check and clean under the door seal and inside the detergent draw. Clothes coming out of the wash with black marks on them are often a sign that residues need to be cleaned away. To keep on top of this leaving the door of the washing machine and the detergent draw open slightly when not in use will allow air to circulate. If you have small children at home it’s advisable to keep the washing machine door closed at all times.
- We recommend using the Clean and Care product once a month or after every 30 cycles. This regular use product cleans, degreases and descales. If you haven’t been using a product such as this on a regular basis or the appliance is in need of a powerful clean, Super Clean, offers a powerful degrease of the appliance. Its recommended this product is used every six months
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Alternatively, call Service Force for a free quote. Some appliance repairs can be complicated, it’s better to seek professional help from an experienced washing machine technician.
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