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
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
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Hi dear.I'm bit foreign to this model of Maytag.There for I do not know exactly where is the lint filter on it (Refer it's user manual)but I can help with the Bad Odour.If you are doing COLD WASH most of the time with your washer bad odour happens because of body oil & some other deposits(residue) left or sticks the drum after each wash.Cold wash cause that & if it gets worst mould problem going to start up.That's why you have to run the machine empty on Hottest Cotton wash cycle with some bleach every 6-8 weeks to get rid off residue.You'll see the difference.I hope that helps.Thanks.
The swish water sound that you hear in the drum is normal. There is some liquid in the drum for balancing. The washer doesnt use that liquid for laundry. The odor smell - you can get rid of it by cleaning your washer. Run empty cycle with bleach and hot water at least once a month. Also use washer cleaner - Tide recommended for a nice cleaner smell. You can get it from any supermarket.
IMPORTANT: Read thoroughly. DO NOT add detergent or other laundry products to this cycle. 1.Remove all items from the washer. 2.Open the dispenser drawer and 2/3 cup (160 mL) of liquid chlorine bleach to the bleach compartment. DO NOT use more than 2/3 cup (160mL) of bleach per cycle as this will lead to product damage. 3.Close the washer door and dispenser drawer. 4.Select the Clean Washer cycle or a full wash cotton 104 F wash (40 C). DO NOT use any higher temperature as this will cause unnecessary fumes 5.Press Start and allow cycle to complete. 6.If the bad odour persists, repeat the procedure 1 or 2 more times. This may be necessary if this is the first time you have run this cycle. 7.After the cycle is complete, leave the door open slightly to allow ventilation and drying of the washer interior. 8.Repeat the cleaning procedure monthly. To maintain the washer freshness: 1.Use only HE High Efficiency detergent. 2.Leave the door open after each cycle to for better ventilation and drying of the washer interior. 3.Use warm / hot water in your machine unless the fabric you are washing requires cold. 4.Use the correct amount of fabric softener. 5.If your laundry room is damp, use a dehumidifier. 6.Clean the door seal of visible residue.
Based on the front load picture you included with you description...
This usually comes from a build up of soap and dirt that you cannot get to to clean. It is in the inner wall of the outer tub.
You should run a thorough cleaning with a product called Washing Machine Magic. It is designed to reduce this build up over time.
Another way to reduce it is use a very hot wash and put 1 cup of powder dish detergent in the tub before starting it. (yes I know this is a clothes washer). The dish detergent has ingredients to help reduce the odour.
These methods may have to be repeated several times to be 100% effective, but a large part of the odour should be reduced after the first cycle. If more are needed repeat once every couple of weeks until the odour is not noticeable.
The rubber door seal on this model should not accumulate smell but it may have depending upon the machine's age. This will have to be replaced if it has.
I had the same prob - This was resolved by flushing sump tubes after disconnecting them. the small one was silted up and stank like sewage. Now have a bleebing which could be related to water levels... doh!