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Affresh Washing Machine Cleaner

SKU: C00376307 | 6B
Manufacturer: Universal Spare Parts

Normally delivered in 1 to 3 days

(Delivery from £1.75)

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Regular Price: £9.95

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Quick Overview

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

Description

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 Power Puck 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 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


You can find out more about Affresh at the Affresh website from this link

Our Recommendations

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

All links open in a new window or tab for your convenience.

How to use washing machine detergents correctly

Smelly washing machines, how it happens and how to avoid it

Washing machine maintenance wash, what it is and why it is important

How to clean the soap drawer of your washing machine

Washing machine door seal mould or mildew and how to avoid it

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   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 aspare 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, 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.

   Technical Support

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.



 

Additional Info

Resources

Spare parts help and support forums where you can get help and advice from us about parts for washing machines, cookers, dishwashers, fridge freezers and more

Spare Parts Help

We can assist you directly with identifying spare parts for your  appliance from our support help desk and you will also find lots of information to help you locating model numbers, product codes and more where you can even raise and track your own enquiry online

You can also email us on spares@ukwhitegoods.co.uk or use the live chat.

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.

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Appliance help and support forums where you can talk to actual domestic appliance engineers about washing machines, cookers, dishwashers, fridge freezers and more

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.

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Find a domestic appliance service engineer to repair your washing machine, dishwasher, cooker, oven, fridge or any other major domestic appliance

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.

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More help, advice and information on how you can repair your own washing machines, cookers, dishwashers, fridge freezers and more

More Repair Information To Help You

Find out more about how to repair your appliance and much more from the self help section of our website

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

 

Manufacturer

Universal Spare Parts

Universal spare partsUniversal 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 honeslty this is that we dont' 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.

Delivery/Returns

  Delivery

Orders placed outwith our normal business hours will not be shipped until the next working day and subject to stock availability.

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 4 Days: Normally a UK stock item and usually dispatched the same or next working day

1 to ** Days: Usually a UK 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 order items and we would ask that you please allow the time indicated for your order to arrive with you. Please note that these are specially ordered upon request that are not normally stocked items and therefore cannot be ordinarily returned, this does not affect your statutory rights.

Please note that your chosen delivery method may increase the delivery time.

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.

Our standard delivery charges are quoted online when you place an order on the checkout page and are detemined by weight, size and method so can alter based on those parameters.

  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 faster than the estimated times.

Economy courier service

Delivery by HermesOrders placed before 3pm on working days will normally dispatch within 24 hours depending on stock availability.

Most order are expected to reach UK postcodes in 1-3 working days from dispatch using this service.

Premium courier service

Delivery by premium DPD serviceYour order will be delivered the next working day after dispatch and please note that on large items this may be the only option available.

Orders placed between 3pm on Thursday and 3pm on Friday will normally be delivered by Tuesday.

Orders placed between 3pm on Friday and 3pm on Tuesday will normally be delivered by Wednesday.

Standard Royal Mail service

Royal Mail deliver serviceOrders placed before 3pm on working days will normally dispatch within 24 hours depending on stock availability.

Most order are expected to reach UK postcodes in 1-15 working 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 most common questions here, there are some product and location specific exceptions which 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 on spares@ukwhitegoods.co.uk

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

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 on spares@ukwhitegoods.co.uk 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 cliam any return shipping costs from Paypal, including for many international orders. For more information on this servivce please refer to the Paypal website.

 

  Damages

Please contact us on spares@ukwhitegoods.co.uk 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.

  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.

If a product is faulty you can return it to UK Whitegoods for an exchange or refund.

Returned items are 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.

Additional Information

Further Description One Affresh/Power Fresh pack contains three tablets
Alternate Part Number MAY481201231069, WHP481201228678, 5045174329064, Power Fresh, 5045176587660, 3996009074531, WPLC00376307, C00376307, WHP480181700998
EAN Number 8015250412130
Manufacturer Universal Spare Parts
Genuine Part Yes