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Cleaning your washer and dryer

How do I clean my washing machine?

For the best cleaning results, we recommend that you use our tested and approved washing machine cleaner for your washing machine. It's suitable for removing deposits and residues from the appliance including detergent and softener, it prevents unpleasant odours from developing and ensures a clean interior of the washing machine.

  • Pour the entire contents of the washing machine cleaner into the empty washing machine drum.
  • Put the washing machine on a 90°C or 95°C cycle (without prewash) and allow the programme to run completely.

Washing machine cleaner

How do I descale my washing machine?

At Bosch, we are well aware of the negative effects of limescale on washing machines, especially in hard water areas, and the worst of these effects is a build up of limescale on the heating element, which can result in this component being less effective at heating up the water. It's for this reason that we highly recommend descaling your washing machine every three months with our dedicated washing machine descaler to protect against the build up of limescale deposits and prolong the life of your appliance.

Washing machine descaler

How do I clean my tumble dryer filter?

In order to guarantee the perfect performance and high efficiency of your Bosch tumble dryer, it is essential that regular cleaning and maintenance of the appliance's components is carried out after each drying cycle, especially the lint filter. This will ensure that the airways of the tumble dryer are kept clear from fluff build up, protecting the appliance against the risks of overheating. Follow the guidance in our video on the left to keep your tumble dryer working properly for longer.

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