Affresh Washing Machine Cleaner
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Genuine Affresh, simply the best by far washing machine cleaner used get rid of odours and smells from your washing machine and we have it in stock for immediate dispatch
Now the new updated version and packaging for 2016 onwards.
Affresh has been developed by microbiology scientists at Whirlpool to combat the build up of residues inside todays high efficiency front loading washing machines. However, unlike bleach based products which will typically mask the residue's effects, Affresh actually removes the residues using surfactant chemistry cutting down on bad smells or unpleasant odours from washing machines.
In short, it's a revelation and we had to get it from the USA originally but it is worth it as smelly washing machine are a real problem these days, you can read more on this on the main UK Whitegoods website in this article about smelly washing machines (link opens in new window or tab).
Affresh cleaner is a formulated, slow-dissolve, foaming tablet that gets under residue, breaks it up, and washes it away leaving the washer smelling fresh and clean. No other washing machine cleaner that we have seen does this in the same way or is as effective as Affresh is.
The new European version of Affresh is called Power Fresh and it can be supplied as either Affresh or Power Fresh but the only difference is the branding and packet, the contents are exactly the same.
To use simply place one tablet in the drum (without clothes) and run a Normal Cycle (hot option) or Clean Washer Cycle.
Affresh™ is environmentally friendly, safe on septic tanks, and safe for all washer components.
|Affresh™ Power Puck™ Tablets
Activated by water in the washer tub, Power Puck™ tablets produce oxygenated cleaning action. The wash cycle circulates the bubbles through areas you can't reach like the tub, hoses and pumps The oxygenated bubbles penetrate, dissolve, remove or reduce the residue and send it flowing down the drain
Why do we recommend using Affresh to clean your washing machine?
Simple, it is fast, easy and it works.
It is by far and away the single most effective solution we've found and, we've seen a lot of these cleaners.
We normally recommend that people get at least two packs depending on how bad you think the problem might be as that seems to suit most people's needs by the time that the smell is bad enough that it's noticed.
Each pack contains three tablets which is a three month supply of what the manufacturer says is normal use though most people need to use one full pack initially to get the smell to start dissipating after this though when the machine when is cleaned a bit is usually okay.
If your machine isn't too bad running through two or even three cleaning cycles with one pack may well do the job.
Sadly however there's no way to know how bad your washing machine really is as the parts that have a build up you cannot see or access. So judging how much you will need and how many times you will need to run a cleaning cycle can be hard to judge.
If your washing machine is smelling bad to start with and, most are by the time people notice the smell then it will probably need all three tablets in one first cycle to get the bacteria build up down and then one cleaning cycle per month after that.
If it's really bad then it may take two runs with all three tablets just to start to get the smell back under control. In a few cases, where the build up is severe inside your machine it may even require more as while each pass will remove a layer of the gunk inside the drum it can take a while to completely clear regardless of what cleaning method you choose, we just find Affresh to be considerably more effective than any other alternative.
Since we are being so candid with the advice we also have to tell you that, in bad cases that the smell can get worse before it gets better. The reason for this is that Affresh will "peel off" the layers of gunk and slide on the tank of the washing machine and where the build up is bad this means that it exposes the lower layer/s as it cleans the machine through. Until you get that build up down or completely removed you can still get a smell from the washing machine, the only cure is to run the process again until it clears.
We have not had a case that hasn't cleared but some really severe instances have taken several runs to get it back under control.
After you get it back under control, regulate maintenance washes or using Affresh once every month or two should keep it under control.
More Information On Dirty Washing Machines
Constant low temperature washing, the increasing use of liquid detergents (which do not contain any bleach) and the increase of washing machines with plastic outer drums that have recesses in them where bacteria can take hold and grow have all contributed to the problem of mould build up and strong odours from washing machines. There are however several things that you can do to prevent this and there are links below to more in depth help and advice on keeping your washing machine smell free.
However there are some simple quick tips that we would strongly advise that you follow to take care of your washing machine or washer dryer.
- Always run a maintenance wash using bleach containing detergent (powder, preferably biological powder) or even better using Affresh once a month
- Leave the washing machine door slightly ajar when not is use to allow the washing machine door seal and drum to dry as much as possible
- Remove and clean the soap dispenser on the washing machine at least once a month and ensure that you also clean the soap box that the soap dispenser goes into.
- If your washing machine has a removable filter check it regularly for build ups of ooze, fluff and other things that shouldn't be there
Following these simple tips can save you so much hassle and they're totally free, all you have to do is remember them to keep your washing machine in tip-top condition. While it might no stop other things going wrong, it they at least keep bad odours or smells at bay.
Of course, should you still have a problem or question you are more than welcome to use our help and advice forums or more and there are also several articles below that may well help shed some more light on the issue.
Related Help & Advice Articles
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One Affresh/Power Fresh pack contains three tablets
|Alternate Part Number||MAY481201231069, WHP481201228678, 5045174329064, Power Fresh, 5045176587660, 3996009074531, WPLC00376307, C00376307, WHP480181700998|
|Manufacturer||Universal Spare Parts|
Washing Machine Spare Parts
When you are looking for a spare part for your washing machine the first thing you should do is track down the proper model number for your washing machine or washer dryer. Our advice is not to trust the user guide or manual as all too often these will be generic and cover a range of machines and not just the particular model that you own.
You will normally find the rating plate where you can get all the relevant information around the door area, either on the door farm or beside the porthole opening. Or, it can be on the back of the filter flap and sometimes on the back of the machine itself although, they are usually made to be easily accessible without having to pull your washing machine out.
With this you can then search for the model number and find any parts that we have tagged to fit that particular model, including both genuine spare parts as well as any low cost compatible spares that may be available.
Need Help To Repair Your Washing Machine?
Most washing machines are fairly straightforward in the way that they operate but, if you are not familiar them it is easy to wrongly diagnose a problem.
For fault finding tips and tricks for washing machines please start with our self help and repair section and explore the articles in the self repair section of the main site, including the spares articles that contains loads of help, hints and tips about how to diagnose and repair washing machines and washer dryers.
To get specific help with the problem you have on your washing machine, we operate a completely free to use forum packed with help and advice to help you repair your washing machine.
If you do not feel confident enough to tackle the repair yourself you can also find local approved engineers who are often the same ones that will help you, completely for free, in our forums.
Can’t Find The Spare Part You Need?
We tend to list parts that have been asked for or used by the engineers and not ones that have not, meaning that this spare part has been used or requested before.
There reasons why we operate this way, the first is that if it has been used once then it is likely that the spare part will be needed again and it limits the items tagged to each model to a manageable level making it easier to find the spare parts needed.
This saves people from seeing hundreds of irrelevant results and only shows washing machine parts that we know can fail and have been used, not ones that are almost never required.
We try to make it as simple as possible for you to buy a spare part but we are here to help you if you need it.
If you need more help or aren't sure if this is the part you need please get in touch with us aboutspare parts to get answers as quickly as possible. Please use our contact page or email as a first resort as this allows us time to look up the parts you require for you, send you photos or parts diagrams by email and find any low cost compatible spares as well, so you get the best options.
A lot of information is sometimes needed to make sure you get the correct spare part and, if you don't get it right then there is a good chance are you will get the wrong part. So please if you're unsure or are trying to identify spares using only photos then contact us for any spare part, we're only too happy to help you make sure you get the correct spares you need and, not ones you don't.
For help in locating the model number of your washing machine please see our reference guide here
It is very common for people to order the wrong part please, don't be hasty in ordering parts as it is at times a very, very precise thing to do and if you go one step wrong, you'll get the wrong part!
This is a hassle and inconvenience to you obviously but, it makes our life harder as well and can prove costly to all.
We want you to get the right part, the first time.
Please have a look at this guide on finding the correct spare parts and if you've any doubt at all, just ask. We'll answer you quickly and accurately saving you time, hassle and money most often.
IMAGES AND SIZES ARE FOR ILLUSTRATION ONLY
Component parts may vary in shape and size to the images shown as parts are model specific and subject to change or alteration at any time without notice. This spare part will only fit the models as described in the listing unless specifically advised otherwise by ourselves.
Also note that a huge proportion of washing machine spare parts and components can vary hugely depending on the model and more so please, take care when ordering and don't rely solely on images as they pretty much all look the same!
For technical support on washing machines please use our washing machine and washer dryer forum where engineers will assist you if possible.
If you need help fitting a part or diagnosing a problem with your washing machine then the washing machine forum is the place to go, we are sorry but in most cases be unable to offer technical support by any other method.
Universal Low-Cost Spare Parts
Universal spare parts are generic and designed to fit as many different models as possible as well as normally offering a cheaper alternative to original spare parts. However, they will not satisfy all applications and they often will also require some DIY skill when replacing.
They are incredibly handy though, especially when you're in a spot with no other option and why that many (if not most) of these spares will be found on almost every appliance technician's van stock.
The reasons for this are fairly self-evident, they fit a huge number of products, often tens of thousands of models and they tend to be really cheap. But most can be modified or tinkered about with to replace a myriad of far more costly spare parts so, for field tech looking to make a bit extra even although they spend more time doing this, it's a no-brainer for them.
That's all fine if you have a bit of skill or are prepared to spend the time on working out how to utilise a universal spare part and you, of course, want to save money.
The reason we tell people as openly and honestly this is that we don't want people thinking that a universal part will be an exact like-for-like swap as often times it won't be. On many occasions it is but we like to let you know what you're getting into, unlike many retailers.
For help with fault finding, diagnostics, fault codes and other technical assistance please use our forums where you can get help and advice from field technicians totally free.
Spare Parts Help
We can assist you directly with identifying spare parts for your appliance from our support help desk via email and you will also find lots of information to help you locating model numbers, product codes and more across many pages on the site. And advice on how to find compatible and alternative parts.
You can also email us on email@example.com or use the live chat (the blue button below right).
We aim to answer you quickly, normally during the week the longest you will weait for a response is an hour at most but, often we're answering you in minutes.
If you are unsure if a part will fit your model or you want to confirm any details, just get in touch and we will do all we can to help you.
Help From Experts
Get help from repair experts in our forums, a totally free to use service we provide to all.
Talk to engineers that repair applainces and get support from there with diagnosing faults and repair advice.
To use this function simply login or regiter on the forum, select the forum for the appliance you need help with (for example, washing machine forum for a washing machine question), post your question and, if someone can help you they will do so.
Get A Repair
Find a local approved service engineer to repair your appliance with no charges to you for the use of this service.
Deal directly with the field service technicians that repair appliances and cut out the middlemen.
More Repair Information To Help You
We have a huge number of help articles that cover the most common issues and problems with most appliances that you can use to help diagnose the cause of many problems yourself
UK Whitegoods Limited
Unit 5/6 Bonnyton Industrial Estate
Important COVID19 Information
Please note that due to the exceptional circumstances surrounding the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID19) normal delivery timescales may not be sustainable as all networks report potential delay. This is also further aggravated due to Brexit which is causing delays, sometimes considerable delays, and Brexit has caused the at least temporary suspension of deliveries to EU states and Northern Ireland as well as some other destinations.
We will do our utmost to get orders to people as normally as we possibly can but we would ask that people understand that these are not normal times.
Up to date information, you can find here as we get it
We are going to get any part/s your order to you as fast as we possibly can.
We use a variety of means to do that but we also give you, the customer, the choice of how fast you want the transit time to be as well as the features and convenience levels that suit you on delivery so, there are options. There is a lot of information here on how we do this and an explanation of the choice you have as well as the impact of each in speed and cost as we are very open and transparent.
Orders placed outwith our normal business hours will not be shipped until the next working day and subject to stock availability.
Please be aware that we show availability and that we do not display live stock levels online.
What we do is give an average here based on where parts are and typically take to ship as well as an average of transit times based on how people order parts so these can vary depending largely on the shipping method that we allow you to select depending on your own individual needs.
The estimated normal time that an item will take to reach you (excluding weekends and public holidays) is indicated on every listing at the top of the listing in orange with the truck next to it, an explanation of these is as follows:
1 to 6 Days: Normally a UK stock item and usually dispatched the same or next working day but some items may take a little longer depending on where the stock is.
1 to ** Days: Usually a UK/EU stocked item but may have a longer lead time, for clarification of the time please contact us before ordering and we will advise further if required.
* to ** Days: Variable lead times that are based on normal order supply times, often parts that do not have a “1 to“ at the start will ordinarily be factory or custom order items and we would ask that you please allow the time indicated for your order to arrive with you. Please note that these items are specially ordered upon request that is not normally stocked therefore cannot be ordinarily returned, this does not affect your statutory rights.
Again, please note that your chosen delivery method may affect the delivery time to both shorten and lengthen that delivery time and that these estimates apply to UK mainland orders only. The faster delivery method that you choose, the lower on that estimated delivery time you will likely receive the items ordered.
If you need clarification or a more accurate lead time please contact us for assistance on that and we will do our utmost to provide that as our estimated lead times are based on normal stock availability, average lead times, average shipping times and this can vary depending on shipping methods etc.
Our standard delivery charges are quoted online when you place an order on the checkout page and are determined by weight, size and method so can alter based on those parameters.
Large (oversized/overweight) items (panels, dishracks, cooktops, tubs, drums, etc.) may incur additional shipping fees, especially when off the mainland UK.
Our estimated delivery times do not apply to international or offshore orders, only to UK mainland addresses and that delivery times to more rural areas may vary depending on the service used.
Delivery times can vary at times of very high volumes, such as Christmas period and also due to bad weather etc and at such times deliveries, regardless of service used, may not happen as normal.
Please do understand that manufacturers can change specifications, pricing and delivery times without notice and we do try to take account of this as best we can but we cannot absolutely guarantee these things when outside of our control.
Order Transit Times
If the item you have ordered is in stock and the order is placed before 3.00pm Monday to Friday then we will endeavour to dispatch the order on the same day. Subsequent delivery times are usually between 1-3 working days dependant on the service you have chosen, the time your order is placed and stock availability.
If an item is required for a guaranteed next day delivery please contact us in advance to check that this is possible
Please note that the times given can be subject to availability, however, more than 98% of all orders are delivered on or faster than the estimated times.
Economy courier Service
Orders placed before 3pm on working days will normally dispatch within 24 hours depending on stock availability.
Most orders are expected to reach UK postcodes in 1-4 business days from dispatch using this service.
Your order will receive priority handling, packing and be normally be delivered the next working day after dispatch using DPD or Royal Mail Special Delivery for smaller items where with DPD you also have the ability to change the delivery address with DPD (may cause delay), times and so on, services that are not available on other carrier options.
This option does get the items to you as fast as we can possibly make that happen within the confines of where the stock is held etc.
Please note that on large or bulky items this may be the only option available due to restrictions on other services on both sizes and weights.
Standard Royal Mail Service
Orders placed before 3pm on working days will normally dispatch within 24 hours depending on stock availability.
Most orders are expected to reach UK postcodes in 1-15 business days from dispatch.
* Royal Mail postal service - This is not a guaranteed next day service, Royal Mail aim to deliver 85% of 1st Class mail items the next working day after posting but this can take longer. Economy services are slower than this and can take several working days to arrive.
Whilst we have tried our best to cover the most common questions here, there are some product and location specific exceptions that may also result in additional charges. If this is the case then a member of our sales team will contact you to discuss the various options before the item is dispatched.
Should you have any delivery queries, please contact a member of our team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not arrange to have a tradesman on site until after your goods have arrived and you have checked them (We will not pay your tradesman's costs in the event that the item is damaged in transit or not suitable for any reason).
The products you order will be delivered by one of our contracted couriers: Royal Mail, Hermes or DPD/Interlink Express. When the item is dispatched you will receive an email with additional delivery information where available.
Returns can be sent back to us and we want to make this as easy as possible for you but please follow the instructions here to ensure your requirements are dealt with quickly and efficiently.
Please contact us at email@example.com should you wish to return any item.
Please disclose the reason for returning the item along with details of your order number.
It is important that you do not damage or deface the original packaging of any of the products being returned as this may affect our ability to provide any refund.
Please do not return items without first contacting us and receiving instruction on the returns address as this can vary depending on the item(s) being returned. Failure to do so may result in delay or loss which you may be responsible for.
Paypal Returns Free
If you paid by Paypal and you have enabled Paypal's "Return Shipping on Us" service then you will be able to claim any return shipping costs from Paypal, including for many international orders. For more information on this service please refer to the Paypal website.
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org within 24 hours of delivery to report any damage.
To deal with damages quickly please send us a brief description of the damage and include a photograph where possible as this will speed the process up considerably.
Please note we will not accept any liability where freight forwarding is used for damage or loss.
Return of Faulty Goods
You should open all boxes carefully and thoroughly check the goods for damage on the day of delivery and notify us of any damage within 24 hours of the delivery. If we are not notified of damage within 24 hours we are unable to claim from either the manufacturer or the carrier and you may be liable and unable to claim for damage.
If a product is faulty you can return it to UK Whitegoods for an exchange or refund.
Returned items are always inspected and tested, please note that should we determine that the product is not faulty you may not receive a refund for that item and you may be charged any delivery and collection costs we incur.
Return of Non-Faulty Goods
At UK Whitegoods we are determined to go to every length to ensure that you are a happy customer. If however, the event arises that you wish to cancel your order, then you may do so in accordance with the provisions below.
You can cancel your contract before delivery, and up to 14 days after delivery. To do this, please email us or raise a support ticket, you cannot do this on the phone or live chat.
It will speed up the returns process if you can also provide a brief explanation of your reason for cancellation and order number. We will refund your money, excluding postage charges, within 14 days of receiving the item(s) back.
Any returns must be received by us within fourteen days of instruction or authorisation to return the item(s).
If you cancel, you must return the goods to us at your own expense. You are responsible for the risk of loss or damage when you return goods, so you should take out enough postal insurance to cover their value.
It is recommended that - for your own protection - you should send the products back to UK Whitegoods per our instructions using recorded delivery so you have proof of delivery. Additionally, it is the customer's responsibility to take reasonable care of the goods during the cancellation period and we would, therefore, recommended the product(s) are returned with the original packaging in good condition to avoid the products being damaged on the return journey.
If you fail to take reasonable care of the goods before they are returned to us, and this results in damage or deterioration, we will charge you for the reduction in value or the return may not be authorised.
If you wish to make a return please note that we cannot accept returns if:
- The products have been used, personalised or customised in any way.
- The products have been fitted for fault finding purposes, we will deem it to have been used.
- The product/s were custom special order only items.
UK Whitegoods Limited
Unit 5/6 Bonnyton Industrial Estate, Munro Place, Kilmarnock, KA1 2NP