A woman has gone viral on TikTok after making a shocking discovery about her washing machine filter. Warning: This video is gross!

In 2021, ‘TikTok made me do it’ is an oh-so-famous phrase.

TikTok has a huge impact on our daily lives, telling us what we buy, do, think, eat, wear, need we say more?

The latest thing TikTok is telling us to do is clean our washing machine filters, but why? This video will show you…

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Here’s why you should regularly clean your washing machine filter

Edith Grey, who goes by the name @edi.grey on TikTok, uploaded a video back in June 2020 that’s going viral again this week.

In the clip, she made a shocking discovery about her washing machine and showed viewers why you should regularly clean the filter.

“So I saw on TikTok people cleaning their filter pumps os whatever, their filters for their washers. Um, I just Googled and apparently you’re supposed to do this monthly,” she said.

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“I think my boyfriend has owned this house for eight years and he’s never done it. I’ve lived here for three and I’ve never done it. I can safely tell you, this washer has never been cleaned. It’s actually pretty disgusting. Feel free to judge,” she continued.

Then, she used a pair of pliers to open the filter, and water started pouring out that she claimed “literally smells so bad”.

Next, she pulled the filter out to reveal a whole load of gunk, hair, a five dollar bill, loads of coins, a key and a flash drive.

If you’ve ever accidentally left anything in your pocket and lost it when you put it in the washing machine, you now know where it is.

It gets even worse

If you thought part one and two were bad, just you wait until part three.

After cleaning out the filter, Edith went on to clean the rest of the washing machine, and it gets even worse.

“Ok, I had no idea this was this bad. Don’t judge me but look at this. Oh my god. I am gonna throw up, I honestly feel sick to my stomach,” she said.

Then, she showed a mound of gunk in the rim that she had to scoop out with a spatula. Gross!

“Go and learn your washers right now. I know I’m not the only one that has a washer like this. I can’t be. I didn’t know you were supposed to wash washers,” she added.

TikTok reacts to the washing machine filter video

Edith’s video left TikTok users horrified, and everyone suddenly got the urge to clean out their washing machine too.

“Everyone frantically running to their washers!!😂😂😂,” one person said.

Another wrote: “Yeah I probably need to check mine. Thanks.”

Others were shocked by the revelation that you’re actually supposed to clean out your washing machine filter.

“Wait, the washing machine has a filter pump?” one person said.

Another added: “I’m today years old when I found this out.”

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