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There is a scum build up in our front load. Tried bleach and heaps of cleaning but no luck. is it coming from drum or pipes? any suggestions please.

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The scum is probably a build-up from excessive detergent and fabric softener. Using a bleach will not really help as it is also an alkali. You need an acid based cleaner to break down the alkali based detergent. Pour a bottle of vinegar into the machine and let it fill with water and carry out a wash cycle, do not add any other chemicals. (If possible even let the machine stand a while with the solution in it.) After the machine has finished its cycle, carry out another cycle with baking soda added to the water and let it do a short cycle to neutralise the vinegar. This should break down the scum, but repeat the process if necessary.

Posted on Mar 17, 2011

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