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This review is from: Whirlpool W10135699 Affresh 3-Pack Washer Cleaner - Quantity 1 (DIY & Tools)
I bought this product initially to get rid of the nasty smell and specks of black gunk in my washing machine, that bleach and running a hot wash every so often didn't manage to clear. If anything they made things worse. I live in a hard water area and I think the combination of using a liquid detergent and limescale was causing build-up.
At that point I bought a 3 pack with the cleaning cloths. I used all 3 tablets, one after another on 95 degree washes. It worked! I now use them at least once a month. They claim to be less harmful to the environment than bleach. Having had a look around the internet to see what generally caused problems with mould, I also now use a bio detergent powder (having been dedicatedly non-bio before) and don't wash anything on a short cycle as apparently the fact that washing machines are cutting down on water use means shorter washes have fewer rinses and therefore residue can build up.