Mrs Hinch fans share nifty way to get your washing machine seal clean

Mrs Hinch fans have been sharing their top tips for cleaning the seal on your washing machine.

You know the one, the rubber part of the machine which collects lint, dirt and the occasional penny…

It can get pretty filthy in the crevices of your gadgets – despite the fact that its meant to make your clothes clean the seal gathers all the grotty bits from your washing.

And, over time this can gather and eventually mean that your clothes aren’t as clean as you want them.

But, what’s the most effective way to clean out the rubber seal without affecting your machine?

Cleaning obsessives on a Mrs Hinch fan page offered their best hacks to help you out…

A woman posted a snap of her grubby washing machine and said: “Can anyone recommend best way to get this cleaned?

“It's inside a washing machine. Thank you.”

And, the most common suggestion was to use natural products like bicarbonate of soda and white vinegar.

One user said: “Scoop bicarbonate of soda in a compartment on each wash, washing powder in the other.”

And, another replied: “A full bottle of white vinegar (into the drawer) on a hot wash should do the trick!”

A fellow cleaning fan added: “Put on a wash with white vinegar, after will be like brand new.”

While a fourth said: “Sprinkle bicarbonate of soda and then spray white vinegar.

“Leave for an hour and wipe.”

And another hincher backed them up and said: “White vinegar and bicarbonate of soda – did mine yesterday.”

While a detail-oriented cleaner posted: “White wine vinegar, bicarbonate of soda, fresh lemon, put it all around the rubber.

"Leave for an hour then some more white wine vinegar, fresh lemon and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl with hot water and scrub.

“After, you need a good washing machine clean, I recommend Fabulosa or hot point washing machine cleaner.

“You can use white vinegar as a washing machine cleaner but take a while for smell to go.

“Make sure you do this regularly to keep your machine in good nick and keep the door open on it.”

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Other suggestions included bleach, dishwasher tablets and mould spray.

One user said: “Two dishwasher tablets and the hottest wash cycle on your machine.”

A second noted: “Just saw today someone put two dishwasher tablets in an empty washing machine to clean it.”

Another replied: “Astonish mould and mildew remover, spray on, leave for five to 10 minutes, then put machine on a quick wash or a rinse cycle, keep doing it every couple of days till it's gone then every week after that to keep it away.”

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