‘Game changer’ item removes mould from washing machine seals in 1 hour

If your washing machine has an unpleasant smell or there’s a black substance on the inside of your machine, then you might have mould growing on your washing machine’s seal.

Washing machine seals can be found in most front-loading washing machines. The rubber gasket located around the door prevents water from flowing out of the appliance when it’s being used.

However, due to where it’s located and how frequently it comes into contact with dirty washing, it can quickly become grubby and filled with mould.

One person who was struggling to clean her washing machine seal was Carole Hampsey. She asked a Facebook group for Mrs Hinch fans how she could clean the fiddly washing machine component.

Mrs Hinch, whose full name is Sophie Hinchliffe, is a cleaning and lifestyle influencer with more than 4.8 million followers on Instagram.

Fans of hers have taken to social media in recent years to share their own hacks for solving common household problems.

Carole asked the Facebook group, ‘Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips’: “Hi, I’m going nuts trying to clean the rubber seal on my washing machine does anybody have any great ideas I can try please?”

The post was inundated with responses but the most suggested solution was to use a mould and mildew spray.

Jez Lunn said: “Spray with Astonish Mould and Mildew remover. It’s a game changer.” Sharon Stoddart also wrote: “Astonish Mould and Mildew spray.”

Susan Monk agreed and posted: “Worked for me!”

Mel Dyson suggested: “Mould and mildew remover to get the worst off then soak some kitchen roll and leave it to sit for an hour or so, it comes up like new.”

Astonish Mould and Mildew Blaster can be bought online or from most local supermarkets. Morrisons sells it for £1.50, The Range for £1.49 and Iceland for £1.50.

The product claims it “removes tough stains without the need for scrubbing, whilst regular use helps prevent return”.

The item has a rating of 4.6/5 on the Morrisons website including 31 five-star reviews.

One person said: “Kills mould and fast. Unlike bleach, it does not discolour surfaces.”

Another claimed: “It’s not often I write reviews, but my goodness, I just had to for this product! It’s like magic! Spray on, leave for a little while and wipe away. It’s that simple! It works better than more expensive brands. Get it, you will not be disappointed.”

However, some shoppers claimed the product didn’t work and had an unpleasant scent.

One person said: “This made no difference to my bathroom, even if the mould was not that bad. The smell is vile. I am going back to the leading brand because it simply works.”

Other alternatives for cleaning washing machine seals from Mrs Hinch fans included using a dishwasher tablet, Dettol Mould and Mildew remover and Kilrock gel.

Janet Smith-Calverley said: “Rub the seal with a dishwasher tablet, it works brilliantly.”

Carol Stanners commented on the post: “Dettol mould and mildew remover. Used that for a few weeks now. It works for me.”

Kathleen Hanlon replied: “I used Kilrock Gel with a brush. Leave for a while then rinse.”

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