Blocked windscreen washer jets??

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    Hi Folks my front screen washer jets seem blocked. The headlight and rear screen are fine, I've done a little research and it seem the filter on the bottle gets clogged up. Anyone had any experience of this any tips to fix it?? I've also read of someone using a diluted solution of Cillit bang black mould cleaner left for 24 hours in the bottle has worked. thanks in advance
     
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    Which car do you have? On my E92 the same thing happened, it was a blocked filter on the windscreen output. The headlight output is higher in the bottle, so doesn’t get clogged up as much.
    The filter was £4, need to take the drivers side wheel off, the arch liner then drop the bottle out. I did a thread on here when I did mine. Will see if I can find it.
     
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    I believe a couple of Steradent tablets dropped into the reservoir also works, but have no personal experience it's just what I've read.
     
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    it's the F11 2013
     
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    I did the steradent thing about 4 in an empty tank and some hot water and left over night.
    It worked on my old e46 but didn't work on my e90 but worth a try.
     
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    Thanks I'll try the steradent fortunately it's not something I normally have to buy :hehe:
     
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    do you not have a thermos flask then ?
     
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    Do you mean a glass by the bedside? :D
     
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