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Need cleaning product for inside washer/dryer

I was told I need to buy CALC, a white cleaning powder in a small box, recommended by the engineer - i was using Calgon tablets in the mistaken belief that I was cleaning the element etc. inside my washer/dryer but it was absolutely futile.

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