I have found that every so often I have to dismantle and clean the part of
the drain between the discharge hose and the sink drain.A soapy gunge
collects there.Now I say to myself if it collects there does it also collect
in the discharge hose.It is quite an operation to get at this hose for
cleaning,can anyone tell me,do I really need to?or does the force of the
water from the pump keep this clear.
I have suggested ,note suggested,to wife that she does a really hot wash at
times in an attempt to keep the gunge to a minimum
Yes, the drain hose can block completely with lime scale and soap residue.
In my experience the force of the water when pumping out does not loosen the
scale. Running a really hot wash periodically and putting washing machine
descaling crystals in the drum a few times a year will help to loosen the
scale, but I have had a blocked drain hose even after doing that. As you
say, it is difficult to clean the inside of the drain hose.
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