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RedandYellow24 Fri 26-Jun-15 16:50:53

My washing machine is 3y old but I live in a hard water area, judging by how much line scale I get in the kettle I dare to imagine what washing pipes are like.

So do I
A- carry on till it dies
B- start using calagon tablets hope they do something (every wash)
C- use something else now and again?

bilbodog Fri 26-Jun-15 17:02:49

I've don't use Calgon but washing soda - which does the same job at a fraction of the cost. I think I would start using it now as at least it should stop more building up - don't know if it will help get rid of lime scale that is already there but someone else might know.

RedandYellow24 Fri 26-Jun-15 17:19:40

Thanks, when I see the adverts I always think oh oh (guessing that's the point!) but don't know if will do any good if already half blocked anyway!

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 26-Jun-15 17:35:47


Or do a really hot wash with about 10 bottles of smart price vinegar or citric acid powder in there and let that take the limescale off.

Shannaratiger Fri 26-Jun-15 17:46:40

I normally use cheap own brand for about 3 boxes then 1 box of calgon. Also use a washing machine cleaner every couple of months.

PigletJohn Sat 27-Jun-15 00:42:11

take the money you would have wasted spent on Calgon, and put it in a piggy bank. Put it towards the cost of a replacement washer, or a water softener which you will bless forever.

IIRC Calgon is one of the products that "Which" challenged the manufacturers to provide evidence that it did any good. IIRC they didn't.

RedandYellow24 Sat 27-Jun-15 00:45:12

Thanks didn't know that, yes you are probably right about the money!

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