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Cleaning the washing machine

Can I clean my washing machine with vinegar?

You might have heard that electrical appliances can be descaled or cleaned with vinegar and want to use it on your washing machine. We advise you not to do this. Vinegar is not recommended because it causes too much damage to the rubber parts in the machine.

We advise you to use the Bosch recommended washing machine cleaner. We’ve tested it in Bosch washing machines to ensure it achieves excellent results. That way, you’ll have prolonged enjoyment with your washing machine.

Contact us

Our specialist advisors are available Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, Saturday 8am to 4pm and Sunday 9am to 3pm.

Appliance assistant

Online support and the answers to many common questions can be found within our appliance assistant.

Instruction manuals

If you have lost your manual you can download a copy. Instruction manuals contain essential information to operate and maintain your appliance.

Replacement spare parts

Sometimes a spare part is all you need to get your appliance back up and running. Buy genuine spare parts direct from Bosch.