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Rotton egg smell

I just read your info. when i empty the small hose @ the bottom of machine, I am overwhelled with that rotten smell. we have a laundry tube beside the washer. there is a pipe that is connected to the sink, so we put the grey hose from the washer into the black hose. dont think it goes too far down the pipe. wondering if we should just take the washer hose and hang it over the side of the laundry tube. ohterwise the machine is great. i am also using small amts of soap to keep residue down. thank you,

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The smell is simply residual biological washing powder doing its job and eating away at the mess and muck in the tube (along with the smell of rotting bits of lint and other rubbish. Dragging the garden hose into the house and flushing the pipes out with some clean water under pressure may help. Also, you may find thattitting the machine on its hottest wash, with about 4 dishwasher tablets in it may also help. Dishwasher tablets have detergent and anti-bacterial agents in them that kill the bacteria that is in biological washing powder.

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