Mould - HELP!

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  1. mouseinthehouse

    mouseinthehouse Junior Member

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    Yes,
    it made me feel better to know we alone don't have a particularly icky problem! I emailed Bosch and they recommended Bi-carb soda. I use this to clean my bathroom. I cannot actually remember if I tried it! So I am going that route before resorting to the bleach. My SO says we should have dragged it outside today (41 deg C) and left the door open to cook it. That probably would have worked but was all too hard. lol.
     
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    Grasshopper Senior Member

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    We always leave our door a bit open and never had a problem could be the design difference though ours is a Bendix ,dont think they make them anymore
     
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    I should have said, but mine is a Bosh front loader too (it's a Maxx 800). I was given it to use by my Mum who always had the same issue - horrible mould around the seal. I tells ya, ignore it and just use vinegar instead of fabric softener every time you wash your clothes. It does work. I've removed 90% of mine just by doing that alone. No scrubbing, no nasty chemicals. Just vinegar. Bonus - save money by not having to buy fabric softener! ;)

    If it makes any difference, I usually use a drop or two of essential oil in the vinegar too, to make things smell nice. Eucalyptus is my fav, but I've used lavendar and ti-tree as well.. That might be making some dent as well, but I don't know. It just works for me. :)

    It isn't an instant treatment, but the mould didn't get there instantly either. lol
     
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    mouseinthehouse Junior Member

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    Thanks for that. I don't use fabric softener but I will try the vinegar and euc oil trick as even if I do manage to get it off by other means, I still need to keep it off. :)
     
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    We only use vinegar so probably where fixing the problem without realising.
     
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    Update on the mould:
    I have arrested the growth of the mould. In fact it could be dead. I think it is very slowly coming off. I don't know which treatment was the one that worked but I just take care now to leave the door wide open when not in use. Will see how we go in winter. Thanks for all the tips.
     
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