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How do I get rid of awful smell in my hotpoint Aquarius WDL540?

I have cleaned the drum and the rubbers in the machine and tried a washing machine cleaning powder all with no luck. Any help gratefully received! Lauren, Cumbria

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my lights are all flashing on my control panel, its takes water in then pumps out straighaway doesnt wash or spin i have changed the brushes so i know it isnt that please help it only about 3 years old

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