Are liquid detergents not good overall? I have had no bad experience with SA8.The buildup under the impeller is mainly from the SA8 then. I do not see any scale so you do not need a descaler. Not sure if the black stuff at the bottom of the tub in the second photo is mould. Maybe.
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That is one year of SA8 liquid detergent buildup. Good you posted these photos as they serve as an approximation for others as to what to expect when using liquid detergent. If Fabric softener is also used then expect double this residue, particularly if you cannot wash in warm water or use hot water. This is why the LG top loader manual says to make every fourth wash a warm wash.
Will try to do hot washes once in a whie.That is good news then for others who cannot get into the machine. So long as maintenance washes are regular the wash action should clean most of the residue.
Yes it is soft easy to remove dirt whatever it is called.I don't know what clog you are referring to but if you want the deal with the residue under the impeller...
Thanks100gm Vanish powder in hot water. Let it run for a few minutes. Then let it sit for an hour. Then run it again for 15 minutes. Done. Repeat every couple of months. Dissemble after a year and compare the difference with the photo above. Your case is easy as there is no steel basket so 90% of the tub will be clean. The residue is only under the impeller and the part of the tub that the impeller covers.
So you only need enough hot water to completely submerge the impeller and no more. For those with regular top loaders, they will need to fill the entire tub right to the top as there will be residue on the back of the basket as well as the rub.
It broke.The missing something is your lint filter which seems to be missing for some reason. There is no lint that I can see in your latest photos. The buildup under the impeller is from liquid detergent residue.
Noted.Ensure the Vanish powder is stored in some airtight container or make sure the ziplock bag of the 400gm packet is tightly sealed between uses. Moisture must not be allowed to get in otherwise the percarbonate in it will quickly expire. The percarbonate is the active cleaning agent you rely on to remove the detergent residue.
I figured out how to do this while cleaning. Machine needs to be opened from rear.View attachment 160929View attachment 160930
To clean these pipes the hot Vanish solution needs to fill them and sit there for at least an hour. So you will have to figure out how to fill them. So after five minutes maybe run the drain pump. Plug the pipe outlet then stop the drain pump. Let it sit for an hour then let it out when you empty out the main tub.
I won't thx againConsidering the amount of plastic piping as well as the tub in this machine you should not use any chlorine bleach like Clorox or Rin. Try the Suma D4 tabs if you need to remove any smells or mould. Use about four with enough water to cover the impeller. That will be about 5-10 litres of water. Let it sit for an hour in hot water. Keep in mind the Suma will not be as effective at removing detergent residue as Vanish. In theory, you should not need the Suma but it's good to have it if necessary.