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Any way to clear the drain valve regularly without taken it out of a machine

Is there any stuff or trick that can be used to clear the drain valve, drain membran from washing power residues and water lime scale? Apart from using backing soda or essig?

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Hiya, try using bicarbonate of soda instead of washing powder about once a month. Use it to wash towels, not clothes. i find that keeps my washing machine clear of any particles. hope that is of some help to you, kind regards.

Posted on Feb 11, 2012

Testimonial: "yes I also think so I use backing soda concentrated liquid, let gasket and parts soaked in it for 12 hrs I found most of the lime, washing powder residues disappeared too. it also eliminate the smell. I only not sure whether to used it in side the machine, without disassembling parts from it. Thanks to mention wash towels, not cloths."

  • Pauline John Feb 12, 2012

    Hiya Khai, thankyou for getting back to me. Bicarbonate of soda is used in cooking and it's very good for cleaning a lot of things. It's not a liquid it comes in powder form. You can put it inside the machine and in the powder draw. Hope it works as well for you as it does for me kind regards.

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