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    Washing machine leaving sand-like white flakes/granules on clothes?

    Is that a limescale problem? I mean, we do live by the seaside but I wouldn't have put anything sandy in there.

    When I take my clothes out, they're clean except they need a good shake outside to get ride of some small sand-like white specks.


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    Re: Washing machine leaving sand-like white flakes/granules on clothes?

    Cheap washing tablet and a cool wash? I sometimes got this with own-brand tablets on a 30oC cycle, annoying on black clothes! Switched to liquid now.

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    Re: Washing machine leaving sand-like white flakes/granules on clothes?

    As jimbouk says plus, check your heater eliment is working on your washing machine. just touch the glass during your next wash and see if its warm.

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    Re: Washing machine leaving sand-like white flakes/granules on clothes?

    Quote Originally Posted by technodean View Post
    As jimbouk says plus, check your heater eliment is working on your washing machine. just touch the glass during your next wash and see if its warm.
    D'oh!, forgot to check, will try later. What effect would a broken heater element have to cause the sand-like granules?

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    Re: Washing machine leaving sand-like white flakes/granules on clothes?

    Does your washing machine have a filter, maybe that needs a clean out, plus the drawer where you put your powder can get pretty scummed up.

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    Re: Washing machine leaving sand-like white flakes/granules on clothes?

    Its the washing tablet not fully dissolving due to too low temperature
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    Re: Washing machine leaving sand-like white flakes/granules on clothes?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikerr View Post
    Its the washing tablet not fully dissolving due to too low temperature
    I only use loose powder, no tablets, no softener etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff I View Post
    Does your washing machine have a filter, maybe that needs a clean out, plus the drawer where you put your powder can get pretty scummed up.
    I found a coin collection thing I could pull out at the bottom but couldn't find a filter, will google instruction manual

    What do you guys think about these:

    http://www.espares.co.uk/hardorsoftwater.aspx?p=bh8+9qw
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    Re: Washing machine leaving sand-like white flakes/granules on clothes?

    Dunno about the item, but I'd remove your postcode from the link.

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    Re: Washing machine leaving sand-like white flakes/granules on clothes?

    Washing machines live longer with Calgon


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    Re: Washing machine leaving sand-like white flakes/granules on clothes?

    Yes, Calgon is good product. I think that they have renamed it but I can't remember the new name. Maybe I am wrong.

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