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    Tar in washing machine
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    • 2nd Jan 14, 6:41 PM
    Tar in washing machine 2nd Jan 14 at 6:41 PM
    Hi, I've managed to get some tar in a washing machine which has then deposited itself on various items of clothing. I've picked off any bits of tar I can see in the drum, and have wiped down the drum with some solvent to remove the streaks of tar, but it has got into one or more of the plastic bars that run back to front of the drum. Again, I've got out as much as I can and have done several 'boil' washes but I'm still getting small deposits on clothes.

    Does anyone know of some kind of 'safe' solvent/de-tarring product that I can run through the machine to clear out whatever is remaining, or can anyone suggest anything else?
    Last edited by Lulu58; 03-01-2014 at 5:18 PM.
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