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Slime buildup in my washing machine

Help I have used every cleaning product on the market for washing machines but after a few days the slime comes back.i live in an area of soft water so limescale is not a problem if anyone has had a similar problem please can you help

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The slime is almost certainly the enzymes in the washing powder that are there to digest the dirt getting left behind.

3 things you can try:

  1. As a one off to help clear out the slime, throw a couple of DISHWASHER tablets into the machine and run it through the hottest cycle it has. This may help get rid of the problem, but it will of course come back.
  2. Reduce the amount of washing powder you are using and keep cutting back until you get to the point where the clothes arent getting clean (This has the advantage of cutting the cost of your powder purchases too!). This should allow the machine to more effectively purge the drum when it rinses.
  3. Finally, change your powder, if for no other reason than a test, go try a pack of NON-BIO washing powder and see if that helps. If it does, either stick with it or experiment with other powders until you find one that helps and you like.
A combination of 2 and 3 above should eventually get you where you need to be.

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I have a front load bosch and use the HE liquid detergent, about 1/2 to 2/3 the recommended amount, with fairly hard water, and get great results. Our house rule is after the wash, the door stays wide open while the drier is running. When the drier is finished the washer door gets swung shut but not latched. We have not had any slime ever.

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