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Cleaning rollers in a washing machine - warning.

Discussion in 'Take a Break - off topic stuff.' started by Daf, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Daf

    Daf PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member


    Hello lads, I thought I would post this, I bought a new washing machine in May this year, then I saw a post by @barry when he used to put roller with paint in the washing machine, great I thought, never done that!

    So the new washer was loaded with around 8 rollers mostly green, and off it went, cane out brilliant and smelling lovely!

    I did this a few time and last week, it broke down! F4 was the indicator saying a problem, called the service people and today, they fixed it, it was the heater, covered in green scale, more like green paint

    Here is the heating element pictured.
    Be warned in case this happens to you!

    So I’m blaming Barry:friends:
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  2. Peter Humphreys

    Peter Humphreys "it's a paintbrush, not a wand"! Bar Member

    It looks more like you’ve been boiling up porridge in your machine @Daf .
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  3. bitzz

    bitzz PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Must be Dulux as the colours do not match, did the engineer tell you it was within tolerance. :hysterical:
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  4. Daf

    Daf PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Poxy phone, i meant CLEANING!
    What that paint?
  5. 3 spires

    3 spires I like the no nonsense approach me Bar Member

    Oops best ask our resident Guru about the best way to get compo off the bloke who advised you to take this course of action just ask @barry I am sure he will give you some sound advice.
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  6. bitzz

    bitzz PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    It masquarades as a paint one day it will cross the finishing line and eventually make it, but not in our time though. :biggrin:
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  7. bitzz

    bitzz PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Box of matches. :hysterical:
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  8. barry

    barry PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    @Daf .... hiya. I’ve done it for 10 years in previous house, machine still fine as we left. This home, 6 years in a machine that was 5 years old when I started.Still going perfectly.
    Some queries.... 8 sleeves FFS!!!! I pop them in daily ,even if it’s same paint in the morning. So it’s 2-3 . How the heck do you get 8 in???
    Heater element.? What temp do you wash at ? I’m 30* only, ever.
    Green paint my arse.! Looks like heavily stained lime scale . There is no wb paint in the world that would adhere to any substrate in a moving water environment.
    Someone posted on PPS that a mate tried it with oil paint. !!!
    To all users of my system, crack on. But not 8 at a time FFS!

    I’ve just popped back to post one. That element has practically dissolved . Never in a month of Sunday’s is that due to emulsion paint.
    May till now, less than 6 months. Hope it was a G’tee job ??
  9. mistcoat

    mistcoat Colour Changing Cowboy Staff Member PPS Painter Bar Member

    Thing is, what happens when you wash your brushes under the tap with water that is a bit too hot to wash vinyl silk or soft sheen? It goes all snotty. I bet that is what's happened to that element. Then it gets cold and it sort of welds the paint onto it.

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  10. barry

    barry PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Too hot, paint going snotty? I demand a recount. Does he boil things in the wretched machine ?
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  11. mistcoat

    mistcoat Colour Changing Cowboy Staff Member PPS Painter Bar Member

    I'd like a recount too actually and put it to the people :biggrin:
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  12. Wayners

    Wayners Happy to be alive. Bar Member

    I just scrape my rollers to get paint out. Quick swill under tap and leave over night in bucket with some water and washing powder. Spin dry in morning and bung in van. Job done.
  13. mistcoat

    mistcoat Colour Changing Cowboy Staff Member PPS Painter Bar Member

    No you don't!!!
    You must have invented some sort of machinery to do that :biggrin:

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  14. barry

    barry PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    And that is what I’m avoiding pal. 8Messy scraping out of paint. into what? Do what with scrapped paint ? Swill, buckets, spinning ( over/into what , to 100% catch the spin off ..? )
    CF with... open a little door, drop of machine detergent, poke sleeves out of the plastic shopping bag into hole. Shut door. Chuck bag. Press go. Perfectly clean and only damp at finish .
    Your way.... say you had a v dark colour. After your way could you use next day in the palest tints, has to be no. My way, you could use in white !!
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  15. Daf

    Daf PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    The machine is under warranty so he put a new one in, seems really weird it’s gone so quick? I know we have hard water, but that just too quick.

    My wife thinks someone has used it and sent it back and now we have it, but it was all wrapped and sealed?
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  16. 3 spires

    3 spires I like the no nonsense approach me Bar Member

    Yes it was @barry old washing machine...
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  17. CraigBrooksDecorating

    CraigBrooksDecorating PPS Master Craftsman PPS Painter Bar Member

    We had a Samsung and had it repaired several times in a year before giving up on it, heating element and door lock every time. They blamed limescale too.

    After a lot of hassle refunded and replaced with Miele. So far so good.

    I still wash rollers in the machine, have done it for years, independently of Barry I must say. I think some machines are just poorly made, the Samsung door used to leek a little and if you pulled at it there was a gap at the top and bottom.
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  18. Jason Gunter

    Jason Gunter Sea Fish magnet Bar Member

    I`ve always put my rollers on a cold wash and the reason of thinking behind that is that i do not want to delaminate the material from the sleeve,worked so far for me

    But im on my third washing machine in two years :huh:
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  19. Redhousepainter

    Redhousepainter Seditionary Bar Member

    I tried the washing machine, the sound of the handles banging against the drum was deafening :censored:

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  20. Daf

    Daf PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Sorry I forgot about the “washing machine saga”

    I used a 30 wash, I’m really anxious to do it again, it when the rollers come out, with all that comfort on, the smell in my van it wonderful!
    So as it’s still under warranty, I’ll still do it and see! Haha
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