A lot of machines can suffer from this problem. It is usually down to a bacteria build up between the drum and the tub.The majority of appliances that suffer form this have been used mainly on 40 degree washes and with a biological detergent. The best way to get rid of this smell is to place two tablespoons of washing soda or soda crystals in the detergent drawer and then run the appliance empty on the 90 degree wash. You may have to repeat this treatment several times before the smell goes but it will go eventually.
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Are you sure it's your washer or is there an awful sewage gas smell coming up your drain where your washer hose drains in.. I had this happen and I had to instal a U trap in the line the washer drained into.
hi there is a build up of lime and old dirt in the inside of your drum the best thing to get rid of the smell is put a very small amount of bleach in the drum and put your machine on a very hot wash it will help in your hand book it will tell you to use your hot wash with a bit of powder and no cloths at leased once a month i dont know if you use your hottest wash most people dont these days because of the low temp powders, also the best product to use is lim away but you can only get it on usa bases or from the usa you might find someone on line that sells it that will get rid of all the lime thats been built up in your machine if you cant just use a bit of thick bleach hope this was helpful
The smell will be coming from inside the drum as you summised.
It is probably caused by the drain in need of cleaning, or more likely a build up of dirt and scum on the door seal cased by doing too many low temperature washes.
Check the seal carefully and if it is stained black, then the only real solution is to replace the seal, and do more high temperature washes
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coming from inside the drum are usually caused by a build up of soap and scum congealing
on the inside of the container, (that is the container rather than the inner
drum) and the worst culprit for this build up is liquid washing compounds
because they do not have any bleaching agents in them and they form a kind of paste.
Put the machine on a service wash, (that is a very hot wash with a good quality
washing POWDER and no cloths) allow the machine to complete the cycle. This may
need to be repeated once a week or month until you are happy the smell has
completely gone. If possibly I would avoid liquid soap in future. But that is
just my opinion.
are you using gel casules that go into the machine instead of powder if so stop using them and go to powder also put a small cap full of bleach in machine and put machine on a hot wash no clothes in.let machine rinse through
this is caused by a build up of old detergent and limescale.there are some industrial strength descalers around.wpro descaler is one.add the sachet to the drum with no wash load.pour in a kettle of hot water(not boiling)and leave for thirty minutes.then put washing machine on a 60 degree cycle and allow to run right through.you will need to repeat approximately every three months