Mrs Hinch fan says 'don't judge' after grim washing machine discovery

A woman begged her fellow Mrs Hinch fans for help after making a grim discovery while cleaning. She asked them not to judge as she shared a snap of her mouldy washing machine.

Dark specks covered the inner seal of the machine, which she said she had struggled to get rid of. She said she'd tried mould remover and bleach but "nothing works".

Desperate for advice, she posted on the popular Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips, a Facebook group was set up by fans of the Instagram cleaning guru Sophie Hinchliffe. "I have been trying to clean the inside of my washing machine," she said. "But I can't get rid of the mould in the seal. I've tried mould remover, bleach and washing machine cleaner but nothing works. Please help. It's only on the bottom of the seal. Washing machine is used twice, maybe more a day."

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She received hundreds of replies from people eager to help. One cleaning enthusiast replied: "Astonish mould and mildew spray, cheap as chips and does an amazing job." Another advised using lemon, baking soda and white vinegar.

A third said: "Try Kilrock mould spray. I soak some kitchen roll with it and put in in the seal, leave for an hour then wipe off."

The original poster later returned to the comment section to share her thanks and uploaded a picture of her squeaky clean washing machine, which she captioned: "I tried using kitchen roll with mould spray, which didn't work. Then I spotted Kilrock mould gel with a brush and here are the results."

Laundry detergent brand Persil has said it's important to leave the washing machine door open between uses, WalesOnline reports. A spokesperson said: "This will allow it to air out and help prevent mould and mildew from growing – so no more nasty smells lingering in the kitchen. Regular cleaning is an important part of knowing how to use washing machines, after all, your washing machine won’t be able to do its job efficiently if it’s not clean itself. Set the washing machine to a hot cycle and add a cup of white vinegar to sanitise the machine and help remove smells."