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Subject Topic: Black Marks in Marks washer draw
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Message posted by daveyjp10/12/2018 at 7:52pm
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For this problem to happen after a year suggests an issue with the machine.

None of our washing machines have lasted less than 10 years and they have never done this. Every wash is a quick wash at 40 degrees. However all have been Bosch, AEG or Siemens brands.

Message posted by Bob6110/12/2018 at 8:28pm
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Don't forget that most washing machines these days are cold fill only. The cold water comes in through slots above the detergent tray and flushes the detergent out but also, as mentioned, causes some splash back inside the compartment. The water entering the machine isn't dirty, it's the detergent and chemicals that congeal inside the compartment that go mouldy and this is caused by the heat generated from the drum below...just like a tent...warm inside, cold outside, recipe for condensation and mildew.

No amount of 90 degree service washes with washing machine cleaner is going to get anywhere near the detergent tray so that will always need to be cleaned manually.

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Here is the reply from Hotpoint
This is normal, its a build up of water left there mixed with the fabric softener, you can just wipe away

This could be correct as i changed my fabric softener a few months ago but have now changed back so time will tell.
Thanks Everyone

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Once a month I put a large cup of thin bleach in the washer and let it do a 90 wash cycle. Stops the fusty smell and cleans the door and seals. Just make sure its not thick bleach has that has detergent in which will bubble up through the dispenser drawer. It does clean the dispenser drawer though as I found from experience!

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We found out about this one Stuart and the first time we used it found it really did do an excellent job. With using the 90c heat. It smelt clean as if it had got to the very roots of all of the m/c

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Quote: Originally posted by pnefan on 12/12/2018
Once a month I put a large cup of thin bleach in the washer and let it do a 90 wash cycle. Stops the fusty smell and cleans the door and seals. Just make sure its not thick bleach has that has detergent in which will bubble up through the dispenser drawer. It does clean the dispenser drawer though as I found from experience!



I think this is good advice. Apart from the cost in electric of doing a 90 degree wash. oh how I wish we still had hot and cold fill washing machines!

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this is impurities that come through the water supply, get a hankie and rub the spout of your cold water tap in your bathroom, it will be black, same with a shower head

Message posted by beanpark18/12/2018 at 10:06am
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Quote: Originally posted by Jax365 on 13/12/2018
Quote: Originally posted by pnefan on 12/12/2018
Once a month I put a large cup of thin bleach in the washer and let it do a 90 wash cycle. Stops the fusty smell and cleans the door and seals. Just make sure its not thick bleach has that has detergent in which will bubble up through the dispenser drawer. It does clean the dispenser drawer though as I found from experience!



I think this is good advice. Apart from the cost in electric of doing a 90 degree wash. oh how I wish we still had hot and cold fill washing machines!



The reason for our 90deg. is our water seems to have something into it the leaves a brown stain on the bathroom wall tile the grouting and the non slip flooring gets this around the edges. We stopped drinking our water and went filtered a long while ago. We get ours from Sutton Surrey water supply, we deep clean the washer every 2 months so not so bad.

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Message posted by franbee18/12/2018 at 4:54pm
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The brown stain you get on your tiles and grout is usually mould....Can be shifted with a regular spray of bleachy water and a scrub, but eventually leaves a permanent stain.
It doesn't form as much if you have better ventilation, or dry off tiles.

Message posted by beanpark20/12/2018 at 9:42am
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Quote: Originally posted by franbee on 18/12/2018
The brown stain you get on your tiles and grout is usually mould....Can be shifted with a regular spray of bleachy water and a scrub, but eventually leaves a permanent stain.
It doesn't form as much if you have better ventilation, or dry off tiles.



Thanks, the ventilation is good, but I cannot reach all the tiles as in a wheelchair so not so easy but I will certainly get something longer to get where I could not before .


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Message posted by kpnuts8120/12/2018 at 11:58am
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i dry our tiles with a karcher window cleaner it stops the mould, have been doing it since the karchers came out


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