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thebecster Thu 10-Jul-08 16:09:04

Mine is completely manky, and I know that you're supposed to remove & clean before the mould builds up (too late for that in this case). But how do I get the darned thing off? Have been pulling gently and wiggling but am concerned a bit of plastic will snap off if I pull too hard. Is there a knack to getting them off? Washing machine is property of landlady and don't want/can't afford to break it!

malovitt Thu 10-Jul-08 16:11:09

Pull it out as far as it will go then lift & pull at the same time.
My three previous machines have all had the same method of removal.

thebecster Thu 10-Jul-08 16:27:09

It's off! And soaking in very hot soapy water (fabric conditioner bit was full of black mould - urgh!). Thank you so much malovitt, very kind of you to reply to me!

lucysmam Sun 13-Jul-08 14:19:32

did u get washing machine drawer sorted? I've only just seen this thread and when my old 1 was manky and horrid I struggled to get it out so used 1 of those dish washing brushes to scrub it with loads of washing up liquid - managed to do all the jets too and it came up ok. Then oh came home and got the drawer out straight away!! Typical

mum2oneloudbaby Wed 16-Jul-08 09:15:26

did you get the mould off. have been struggling to control the mould on mine. any tips?

LIZS Wed 16-Jul-08 09:17:22

white vinegar

EustaciaVye Wed 16-Jul-08 13:08:55

put it in the dishwasher

mum2oneloudbaby Thu 17-Jul-08 10:21:37

thanks lizs will try the white vinegar.

unfortunately already tried the dishwasher came out clean but still mouldy!

chocbutton Thu 17-Jul-08 17:48:49

useful website - even has pictures!

mum2oneloudbaby Fri 18-Jul-08 09:43:06

with sites like this i may yet become a domestic goddess grin or at least have a clean soap drawer. thanks chocbutton

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