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Maintenance Eco value 6.5kg Electrolux can be a bit smelly

Is there a filter

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You don't want to cover the smell with perfume, you want to get rid of the cause of the odour

All washing machines have little nooks and crannies where the water doesn't really move very much. Wherever you get stagnant water you get biological build up (Mould) over time. When you compound that with recent trends for ever decreasing wash temperatures you are always going to end up with problems. Running washing machines at 30-40 C is just the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Couple that with the fact that most people use their washing machine every couple of days at least and you have a really nice environment for those bugs to grow. At least in the olden days Monday was wash day and Tuesday through Sunday the washing machine stood idle, so it got a chance to dry out. Bugs HATE drying out, even sewage works use drying as a means of pathogen kill.
There are a few ways you can kill off those nasty smelly bugs from your washing machine.
One - fill your washing machine with salt water. This will desiccate the bacteria on a cellular level and it's a pretty effective way of killing them. Unfortunately Salt water is corrosive and I have no idea what it would do to the insides of your washing machine, so you may end up with a nice smelling but completely broken washing machine.
Two - Boil wash cycle. Bugs love to be wet and warm, they don't like to be boiled. Anything above 60 C will start to kill off pretty much all bacteria. Unfortunately, that place where the smell is coming from, you know the stagnant water in your machine. It's stagnant because of the shape of your machine and the boiling water from your boil wash may not mix thoroughly in all the places you need it to. Boil wash will work, but there's no guarantees how well.
Three - Hot wash with a biocide. Sounds scary Biocide, but household bleach is a biocide - kills germs. Again the problem with household bleach is that it contains either peroxide or Chlorine. If it contains Chlorine it's going to attack all the shiny metal parts of your washing machine. So the best option really is to use a specially formulated washing machine sanitiser such as
This gives you the cleaning power that you need to get rid of that nasty smell but the peace of mind that it's not going to rot away all the hidden bits of your machine.
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Ok so i am going to assume you are talking about an Electrolux filter that is basically a rectangle shape with a hard plastic outer and folded corrugated filter material in the middle. The link I put to Electrolux filter would be a good example. Basically I would caution you against washing it. I know the packaging says that it is washable but what I have found is that the pores of the filter material are too fine for water to pass through. What will happen is that the vacuums suction will wedge tiny bits of dirt and dust in the pores and water will not necessarily flush it out. What is far more likely to happen is that it will wash out a fair amount but leave a portion in the filter to set and therefore continue to block suction.
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