How to descale your washing machine

Descaling a washing machine is an important step to keeping your appliance clean and functional for longer. By regularly descaling your washing machine, you can prevent the build-up of limescale, prolonging the life of your appliance in the process.

Limescale is a hard, chalk substance that can easily build up inside kettles, boilers, and pipework, particularly in hard water areas. Left untreated, limescale can cause appliance damage, reducing the efficiency of machines over time.

How do I descale a washing machine?

Descaling your washing machine is quick and easy, thanks to our washing machine limescale remover.* To use, follow these simple instructions:

  1. Pour contents of the sachet into the detergent dispenser.
  2. Select a full wash cycle at a temperature of 60 degrees.
  3. Ensure the appliance is empty and do not use any additional detergent.
  4. Allow the wash cycle to run completely.

*Suitable for all Beko washing machines. Product can also be used as a dishwasher limescale remover on Beko dishwashers.

How often should I descale my washing machine?

We recommend descaling your washing machine monthly. By regularly cleaning your appliance you can prevent the build of limescale, grease and dirt, keeping your machine in top condition.

The benefits of descaling your washing machine monthly are plentiful. Our washing machine cleaner expertly removes limescale to ensure your machine is working at maximum efficiency. When used regularly, our washing machine cleaner will prevent the build-up of limescale on the internal parts, such as the heating element, increasing the life of your appliance in the process.

Furthermore, by frequently descaling your machine, you can ensure that your appliance is as hygienic as possible. Our washing machine cleaner cures stale and mouldy odours, sanitising internal parts and eradicating soap scum and grease.

Top tips for descaling your washing machine:

  1. Use appropriate cleaning products. Perfect for removing limescale and detergent in your dishwasher and washing machine, our specially developed limescale and detergent/grease remover will ensure your machine is working at maximum efficiency.
  2. Descale and clean your washing machine regularly. It is important to descale and clean your machine regularly, especially if you live in a hard water area. For more cleaning information, check out our guide on how to clean a smelly washing machine.
  3. Invest in multi-use products. Limescale can easily build up inside kettles, boilers, dishwashers and washing machines. Investing in multiple products for different appliances can be costly. To save you money, our limescale and detergent/grease remover can conveniently be used as a washing machine descaler and a dishwasher descaler.

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