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I have a Bosch Nexxt 300. Smell bad and has mold, used bleach as recommended for cleaning tips by manufacturer. Purchased in 2007. Still molding and smells bad.

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Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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The filter on your pump is probably clogged with lint and stuff. You have to remove the bottom front panel, 3 torx screws underneath. The panel will drop and come off. Drain off the excess water from the drain pipe you see. The white filter cover is right in front. Get yourself a good plastic bag to collect water. Unscrew the filter cover and twist the filter out. Clean out all the stuff and put it back in carefully. Check your pump too.

On some models the filter is located ‘inside’ the big hose from the bottom of the tub. This takes more time to clean.

Next run your washer with 2 cups of bleach, hot water. After it starts agitating stop the washer & let it remain for 2 hours. Then continue the wash.

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SOURCE: How best to remove mold from my Bosch Nexxt 300

any hard water remover hydocloric acid be careful dont breathe the vapors

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Here is the solution! Keep Door open after use..
As you know wherever water may be mold will follow.. Easy solution!

Posted on Jun 09, 2009

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SOURCE: why do the machine have a mold and mildew smell

Because we are not told by the manufacturers that these machines have hidden drain plugs that need to be cleaned out when you starting getting the odor in order to stop the slow draining from burning up the pump.The drain should be behind an access panel that is held in place by several screws. Hope this helps

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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The filter on your pump is probably clogged with lint and stuff. You have to remove the bottom front panel, 3 torx screws underneath. The panel will drop and come off. Drain off the excess water from the drain pipe you see. The white filter cover is right in front. Get yourself a good plastic bag to collect water. Unscrew the filter cover and twist the filter out. Clean out all the stuff and put it back in carefully. Check your pump too.

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Next run your washer with 2 cups of bleach, hot water. After it starts agitating stop the washer & let it remain for 2 hours. Then continue the wash.

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