I would ask this question to Bosch ... they will know best what chemicals
will have the best effect. If you want to ignore this good advice, I'd
gamble on vinegar... and see if it works (or destroys your machine).
What's wrong with Calgon tablets? Tried one on my old machine the otheer
day (without any clothes or detergent) and was surprised at the amount of
Whether I can now wash a black shirt without getting hard water scum on it,
I've yet to discover.
Calgon tablets are a big rip off. Unless you are in a very very hard water
area. I've lived in two hard water areas and my first washing machine, a
Servis Quartz was bought in 1983 and I only binned it last year. If I'd used
Calgon tablets all that time the cost would have paid for several new
As a one off for cleaning Calgon is only likely to remove limescale, should
any exist, but it probably won't remove dirt.
Washing machines are self cleaning. If yours is dirty replace it.
| Can anyone recommend a way to clean the inside of my Bosch washing machine
| please? Years of use are starting to show, so I'd like to 'flush it out'
| possible, but what with?
Hayes do a guide on washing machines and where to clean the gunk out oif
them (like the car guides).
Also you can get scale cleaning tablets which as they are I acidic (citric
acid & detergent) will clean out other gunk too. Mine are called Aqua Softna
and I got them in Sainsburys.
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