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Broken plastic appearing in washing machine filter


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I don't think it's from anything I put in the drum. Machine also smells damp (or more like an old mop). It does empty though, so the internal plumbing seems to be functioning. Should I keep running it to see if more bits come out, or should I search for the source?

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8 minutes ago, Chewing Grass said:

Upload a picture of the plastic bits.

Crushed plastic.  Like gravel. 2 or 3 mm bits.

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On 07/07/2021 at 21:29, Chewing Grass said:

Drum Bearings, drum will have dropped and is catching inside of plastic tub.

See answer to question below.

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/85938/plastic+bits+draining+out+and+in+wash,+as+well+as+burning+smell

 

After a bit of testing (blow torch, vinegar) the material seems to be neither plastic not hard water deposits. Maybe it was just aCcumulated years of washing debris. For the moment it seems to have declined, I shall try carrying on as normal, hopefully won't be any floods , fires or electrocutions to report. Any further thoughts welcome.

 

Incidentally, was a bit shocked by the amount of water used. Was between 45 and 55 litres. Nearly had a disaster diverting the outlet into a bucket.

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15 minutes ago, steppensheep said:

 

After a bit of testing (blow torch, vinegar) the material seems to be neither plastic not hard water deposits. Maybe it was just aCcumulated years of washing debris. For the moment it seems to have declined, I shall try carrying on as normal, hopefully won't be any floods , fires or electrocutions to report. Any further thoughts welcome.

 

Incidentally, was a bit shocked by the amount of water used. Was between 45 and 55 litres. Nearly had a disaster diverting the outlet into a bucket.

If you use washing powder on a cool cycle it doesn't always dissolve properly. Liquid detergent for cool cycles.

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Maybe do a flushing wash or two at highest temp with a specialist cleaner, not a bad thing to do as will freshen the machine up if nothing else.

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