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How to clean a smelly washing machine

There's a unpleasant smell coming from the inside of my washing machine?

If you always select cool 30°C quick wash programme and only use Non-bio detergent, Colour detergent, Liquid, Liquid tablets, or any other detergent that doesn’t contain Oxygen bleach. This will cause a build up of dirt and grease creating a breeding ground for mould and bacteria, unpleasant smells can form in your washing machine – warm weather can make the smell even worse. Regular 90°C Maintenance washes Two to three times a year, simply wash white cotton Tea towels on the hottest 90°C wash programme with the “Intensive wash and the Extra rinse” options, (if your machine has those functions) with a Biological detergent that contains Oxygen bleach. Alternatively, you can use your normal detergent with two scoops of Oxygen bleach powder additive. These maintenance washes will keep the machine and the outlet hose clean and free from the build-up of dirt, grease and bacteria. Also, with regular maintenance washes you'll considerably prolong the life of your washing machine. Regularly clean around the door seal with White vinegar to prevent a build-up of dirt and grease. Pull out and clean the Soap drawer with White vinegar, especially the Fabric softener dispenser. Check and clean the Pump filter. In soft-water areas you only need to use Biological detergent Here in Liverpool we have soft-water; all we need to use is Biological detergent that contains Oxygen bleach. The specialised washing machine cleaning products are descalers, their only required in hard-water areas where harmful Limscale deposits can damage washing machines. Never completely close the door The good advice we always tell our customers, never completely close the washing machine door between washes. When the machine is not in use leaving the door slightly open will enable air to flow around the door seal and inner drum. This should dry the machine out and help prevent the build-up of unpleasant smells in your washing machine. If you don't do regular maintenance washes you'll shorten the life of your washing machine The problem is by not doing regular maintenance washes the Aluminium drum spider that supports the inner drum, will become corroded by the build up of dirt and grease; as the dirt and grease decays it turns to acid and eats its way through the Aluminium. This often causes one of the arms, or all three to break – it's usually fatal to the machine.
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How to clean a

smelly washing

machine

There's a unpleasant smell coming

from the inside of my washing

machine?

If you always select cool 30°C quick wash programme and only use Non-bio detergent, Colour detergent, Liquid, Liquid tablets, or any other detergent that doesn’t contain Oxygen bleach. This will cause a build up of dirt and grease creating a breeding ground for mould and bacteria, unpleasant smells can form in your washing machine – warm weather can make the smell even worse. Regular 90°C Maintenance washes Two to three times a year, simply wash white cotton Tea towels on the hottest 90°C wash programme with the “Intensive wash and the Extra rinse” options, (if your machine has those functions) with a Biological detergent that contains Oxygen bleach. Alternatively, you can use your normal detergent with two scoops of Oxygen bleach powder additive. These maintenance washes will keep the machine and the outlet hose clean and free from the build-up of dirt, grease and bacteria. Also, with regular maintenance washes you'll considerably prolong the life of your machine. Regularly clean around the door seal with White vinegar to prevent a build- up of dirt and grease. Pull out and clean the Soap drawer with White vinegar, especially the Fabric softener dispenser. Check and clean the Pump filter. In soft-water areas you only need to use Biological detergent Here in Liverpool we have soft-water; all we need to use is Biological detergent that contains Oxygen bleach. The specialised washing machine cleaning products are descalers, their only required in hard-water areas where harmful Limscale deposits can damage washing machines. Never completely close the door The good advice we always tell our customers, never completely close the washing machine door between washes. When the machine is not in use leaving the door slightly open will enable air to flow around the door seal and inner drum. This should dry the machine out and help prevent the build-up of unpleasant smells in your machine.

If you don't do

regular maintenance

washes you'll shorten

the life of your washing

machine

The problem is by not doing regular maintenance washes the Aluminium drum spider that supports the inner drum, will become corroded by the build up of dirt and grease; as the dirt and grease decays it turns to acid and eats its way through the Aluminium. This often causes one of the arms, or all three to break – it's usually fatal to the washing machine.
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