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limescale in dishwasher

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MrsTittleMouse Sun 01-Nov-09 10:33:51

Oh boy I hate living in a hard water area!

I have already started the habit of running through the washing machine on hot with a plastic ball full of vinegar. Is there anything similar that I can do with the washing machine? I can already see a white coating on the elements at the bottom.

LilRedWG Sun 01-Nov-09 10:35:46

Cup of vinegar and run the cycle with empty machine. Good luck - I hate hard water too.

MrsTittleMouse Sun 01-Nov-09 11:06:40

Daft questions alert - do you put the cup of vinegar upright? In the top or bottom of the dishwasher? How does the vinegar come out?

LilRedWG Sun 01-Nov-09 18:42:16

I put the cup upright in the bottom half - usually in the cutlery holder.

MrsTittleMouse Sun 01-Nov-09 22:18:36

Thank you!

IvanaDK Wed 04-Nov-09 10:22:27

Hi MrsTittleMouse, you can buy a descaler for washing machines in supermarkets, I use Waitroses own, works fine. Alternatively you can buy one where you add the descaler powder to every wash - this prevents your clothes from getting hard as well, so you need less fabric conditioner.

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