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Washing doesnt seem clean or smelling clean

We have a hotpoint wf540 washing machine and have had this for around 6 months, the problem we have is that the clothes never come out smelling or looking clean, we use the correct programs and amount of detergent BUT the results are poor, we have tried pre rinse etc etc but still nothing

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There are several things that can cause this problem.
Try this link there is plenty of information to be found here.
www.washerhelp.co.uk/diy-repair-help

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