‘Brilliant results’: Mrs Hinch fan shares how to get rid of ‘musty’ washing machine smells

Mrs Hinch – real name Sophie Hinchcliffe – rose to fame after she started to share cleaning hacks on her Instagram. Now with more than four million followers eager to learn more about cleaning, fans of the guru also share their own finds online.

Diana Rothwell added: “Dishwasher tablets and a wash without any clothes! Amazing.”

Other members of the group suggested using bicarbonate of soda and white vinegar.

Sally Birtwell wrote: “A mixture of a cup of white vinegar and a dessert spoon of bicarbonate of soda in the washing machine. Did the trick for me.”

Bicarbonate of soda, although regularly used in baking, is excellent for cleaning around the house.

“Set it off for an empty wash on the hottest cycle and it gave me brilliant results.”

Lorna Darling suggested: “Check around the seal on the door, I stopped washing with anything but powder and softener for this exact reason. It doesn’t smell now.”

Mould and grime can build up in the seal of the washing machine door if not cleaned regularly.

Although a common household problem, it can be a nuisance to get rid of.

Some cleaning enthusiasts recommend using a specific mould product to help remove it while others recommend using bicarbonate of soda and white vinegar.

Using a toothbrush to help scrub the mould away may also be useful.

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