A WOMAN was left horrified when she realised how dirty her washing machine really was after popping in a dishwasher tablet for the first time.
TikTok user @jojo_con82 said she has been cleaning her machine for three years with soda crystals and decided to try something new.
Uploading a video to TikTok, she wrote: “I saw a video about two dishwasher tablets to deep clean it.
“Thought I’d give it a try. Wasn’t expecting too much.”
JoJo was shocked when the water turned brown after just ten minutes into the cycle.
She added: “After one hour. I will be doing this once a month.”
Her video had the caption: “Cleaning the washing machine. it looks clean, how wrong was I..”
Many people were shocked at how filthy machines can get, even while using typical cleaning products.
One said: “Is it just me who didn’t realise you had to clean a washing machine.”
Another added: “I’ll do it too, thanks.”
While many people swear by the cleaning hack, you may need to check your washing machine’s manual.
Lauren Clark, AO.com’s large appliance expert, told IdealHome: “Dishwasher tablets are unlikely to cause serious damage to your appliance.
“But we’d advise that people follow the manufacturer instructions on how to clean the machine as these differ with each model and type.
“Many now even have their own cleaning programme to do so.”
Cleaning author Courtenay Hartford said you should be cleaning your washing system about once a month.
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