‘Avoid using liquid! Fans of Mrs. Hinch share a tip for keeping washing machine seals from going black.
Cleaning aficionados have posted a 79p trick for preventing blackening of washing machine rubber seals. To keep the seal clean, Mrs Hinch cliffe advised, “don’t use liquid.”
Mrs Hinch, whose real name is Sophie Hinchliffe, rose to fame after offering housekeeping tips and advice on social media and television. On Instagram, the cleaning aficionado has amassed over 4.1 million followers. Her devotees have already formed their own social media groups dedicated to cleaning and organizing advice.
Every day, hundreds of tips are sent to one of the 750,000-member groups.
A member of the group questioned how she can maintain the seal on her washing machine clean.
“So, I just had to acquire a new washing machine, what should I do to keep the rubber around the door from turning black?” she inquired.
” The post received over 130 reactions from Mrs Hinch followers who recommended leaving the washing machine door open and not using “liquid” in the machine.
“Leave the door ajar between washes,” one user advised.
“Wash towels at 60 degrees Celsius on a regular basis. For instance, with washing powder, oxygen bleach, and no conditioner, which doubles as a machine clean wash.” Another individual added, “Don’t use liquid, use powder.”
“Unlike powder, there are no enzymes in liquid.
“Powder enzymes keep the mould and black out of the drawer,” a third user explained.
“In addition, instead of pods and liquid, I switched back to powder.
“This has eliminated the smell from the sink, as our washing machine and sink share a pipe, as do many new homes – a double win!”
“Alternate between powder and liquid, do hot washes with powder on a frequent basis, and keep the door ajar between washes,” said a fourth. Looking for a new house, or simply fancy a look? Fill in your postcode below or go to InYourArea for more information. Another person claimed that using “gel” creates “the problem.”
They also suggested that instead of liquid and pods, you use washing powder.
Another cleaning enthusiast said, “Yes, I turned back to powder.”
“Wipe the door and seal with kitchen paper, leave door open if you can for 30 minutes or so – it really helps.” Other users, on the other hand, suggested removing the black substance from the washing machine seal with white vinegar.
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“Clean,” one individual suggested. “Brinkwire Summary News.”