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Cleaning the washing machine

Can I clean my washing machine with vinegar?

You might have heard that electrical appliances can be descaled or cleaned with vinegar and want to use it on your washing machine. We advise you not to do this. Vinegar is not recommended because it causes damage to the rubber parts in the machine.

We advise you to use the Bosch washing machine cleaner. We’ve tested it in Bosch washing machines to ensure it provides optimum cleaning results. That way, it can help to prolong the life of your appliance.

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Contact us

Our advisors are available Monday to Friday 08:00am to 20:00pm, Saturday 09:00am to 17:00pm and Sunday 09:00am to 16:00pm.

Appliance assistant

Online help, support and advice for many common problems and questions can be found within our appliance assistant.

Instruction manuals

If you have lost your manual you can download a copy. Instruction manuals contain essential information to operate and maintain your appliance.

Spare parts

Sometimes a spare part is all you need to get your appliance back up and running. Buy genuine spare parts direct from Bosch.