'Works a treat!' Mrs Hinch fans share trick to clean washing machine – 'smells fresh'


Mrs Hinch is a cleaning influencer with over four million followers on Instagram. Due to her popularity, cleaning enthusiasts have created cleaning pages on Facebook in her honour in order to share tips with one another.

On one such page, one Mrs Hinch fan wanted to know how to clean her washing machine.

She wrote: “Looking for suggestions. I have cleaned my washing machine and used a washing machine cleaner on a 60 but it smells like damp.

“Any ideas on how to get it really clean and smelling fresh?”

Fortunately, the post was inundated with comments in minutes.

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Some cleaning enthusiasts recommended adding white vinegar to the mix.

Karen Dodds commented: “White vinegar and soda crystals. Then I use white vinegar in place of fabric softener on my towels and cloths etc keeps the damp smell away and towels and cloths etc are free from softener build up.”

Sandra Hoban advised: “One cup of bicarbonate of soda, one cup of white vinegar, put both in drum and run empty on the hottest cycle. Add a scoop of soda crystals to every wash. I use soap powder as was told years ago the plastic on pods don’t full flush through.”

Sophie Mountstevens added: “Mine was terrible, I used baking soda and white vinegar and it’s lovely. I also stopped using liquid tabs and conditioners as they make it stink.”

Susan Findlay said: “Hot wash and soda crystals.”

Geraldine O’Neill wrote: “Soda crystals and white vinegar works.”

Joanne Webster commented: “I had this problem and tried a few different washing machine cleaners. I put bleach in the drawer and ran it on a quick wash and it stopped smelling.”

Joanie Scott added: “Leave the door open when you can, it really helps.”


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