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Bad Odour from Drum

My washing machine is just over a year old. recently there has been a bad odour coming from the drum of the machine. Cleaned out filter and have checked pipes at back for blockage but all seems to be fine. Anyone have any ideas>

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Re: Bad Odour from Drum

Possibly if smell is not going away, suggest you open up back panel and view inside. many times i have come across dead rodents

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Re: Bad Odour from Drum

The smell that you are getting is stale soap build up between the inner drum and outer tub caused by frequent use of low temp progs. to remedy this problem do a 90 degree prog with some old towels this will melt the old soap, if you still have the problem add some soda crystals and do the 90 degree wash again failing this your drain hose may be to low causing dirty water from the sink to back drain in to the w/m, raise level of drain hose. hope this is of some help murdozzz

Posted on Apr 13, 2007

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