Dettol Washing Machine Cleaner

Dettol Washing Machine Cleaner

Dettol Washing Machine Cleaner

13 reviews

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13 reviews
Barry S
Barry SMetropolitan Adelaide, SA41 posts

Foam foam and more foam!

I am just glad I checked the washing cycle after adding the cleaner, to see the machine completely 'engulfed' in foam. My only alternative was to remove the filter to drain out the mess and watch my half price Detol cleaner go down the drain! I actually did not mind the scent, but if you want to make a mess of your machine, (and the laundry) go well ahead and purchase this rubbish. As with a majority of other reviews you have been warned. Show details
Chris2 posts

Not fit for purpose

Within 5 minutes of starting the wash cycle (front loader) the suds had reached worrying levels, kept an eye on it from that point and had to pause it 15min in to stop suds exploding out of the machine. Followed the instructions, it didn't have detergent in with it or anything. Will stick to my usual washing machine cleaner (Ceraclen) from now on. Show details
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RobynNew South Wales2 posts

Nasty chemical smell

Smell gives instant headache but did not think as bad as some other reviewers but then my LG machine is in the garage. It would not run its first selected program after using the product, but did on the 2nd attempt, on a different program. I can see why people don't like the rotting citrus fruit smell.


We bought this just to clean out our washing machine. We followed the instructions, and we are now left with a disgusting smelling washing machine. I wish i had read some reviews before i purchased this. It has been a week since we used the dettol it and it still smells and this is after running the machine numerous times. Show details
VeroGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

Hideous smell after use

I have use Dettol 5 in 1 washing machine cleaner for the first and last time.
The chemicals in this product have left a terrible smell which has permeated my house. After breathing in the fumes I developed a headache and I felt extremely unwell. Even after three empty hot washes the powerful odour is lingering, even with the window open. I need to wear a mask when entering the laundry. This product, made in Portugal should carry more warning messages as it can cause serious health issues. Show details
Sharon J.
Sharon J.North-West & West coast, TAS2 posts

2 bottles?

Purchased a bottle of this to run through my machine. When I went to use it, it informed me in the tiny print on the back that I need 2 bottles for a top loader! Why wouldn't you have this information on the front in big writing, so customers know to buy 2 bottles? I haven't got time to stand in the supermarket reading the instruction labels of everything I purchase with a magnifying glass! Also what a con! Once you've purchased one bottle you are locked in to having to purchase a second one. Not me. I'll be returning the first one & will go back to using vinegar & dish liquid to clean my machine which works fine. After reading the reviews of some others, I think I might have been lucky I didn't use it.
JroSydney, NSW5 posts

Great product

Dettol washing machine cleanser does a great job on my machine. I would and do recommend it. All door and drum scum is gone and it smells very fresh. Better than a previous brand I had used. Show details
Karen Drinkwater
Karen DrinkwaterWide Bay-Burnett, QLD3 posts

Does a great job

Washing machine stays fresh and free from odour than other similar products.. confusion as TV shows pouring liquid into dispenser however on the bottle itstates put cleaner in the washing barrel Show details
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Opinions Matter.242 posts

Did Good Job

It was very easy to use and I was very impressed with how clean and shiny it left my machine.I will use it again.
I am surprised that others have had trouble.My Machine is a Samsung upright.
I bought it at Coles for $4.99 Show details
AnonymousMelbourne18 posts

Worked well

I have used a couple of these types of products which left machine still smelling damp and mouldy . The dettol one has left machine with a fresh citrus smell. Did not have the trouble other reviewers mentioned . I have a fisher/ Paykel front loader . I would note that with this one you put the cleaner in the detergent drawer not directly in the drum .  Show details
Derek B
Derek BGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

Think Carefully Before Purchasing!

Used this Dettol product for the first time. Followed the instructions on the back of the bottle to a ‘T’. Around half way through the cycle wash (empty - no clothes), I noticed large amounts of suds and water was pouring out of the machine and detergent drawer! Extremely dangerous for family members with hot water on tiles, not to mention possible machine damage. Will never purchase this product again.  Show details
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Danni S.
Danni S.Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC3 posts

Leaves a musty mouldy smell

Ran the cleaner thru the machine exactly as the bottle suggested.
After the cycle the machine and entire room had a hideous smell that I couldn't get rid of. Even after I ran the machine through a number of loads.
I rang the company to let them know but they weren't all that helpful. She told me to run an empty load with a scented soap. She wasn't so concerned it happened in the first place .
Wouldn't use again.  Show details
Sue G
Sue G4 posts

Questions & Answers


How do you expect people to use this product when the directions for use writing is so small I couldn't read them.


I did not MAKE IT. Speak to Dettol & don’t waste people’s time.


My apologies I was under the impression I was asking Dettol, no need to be rude

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Ha!..agree 100%, I cleaned my machine with it last week,and once I found my magnifying glass reading the instructions was a piece of cake.

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