Washing the washing machine

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We were rather pleased to inherit a washing machine with the house as it was a make we were familiar with and had never had one let us down. It also saved us a couple of hundred pounds on our diminishing budget for purchase, so we were glad of it.

First order of the day before use was to take out the detergent drawer to clean inside and out and dispose of any build up of residue. Past experience in the cottage taught us never to rely on pipes being clear or clean. When we replaced the kitchen in the cottage, we were glad we’d put in new washing machine connections and drainage as theirs was solid with a rainbow soap amoeba, which when flushed through the drainage pipe on its way to the cess pit measured at least a foot across, four inches thick and six inches long. And…

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