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Hotpoint Washing Machine smells mouldy as has mould

I have had a Hotpoint Washing Machine for the last 3 years and have done most of my washing on cold cycles. I heard this week that this will cause a build up of mould on and under the seal at the door - which has now happened. The mould has started to smell.

I was sold some descaling powder to help with this problem and told to run the machine on a hot wash with nothing in it with the powder. I have done this twice now but the smell is still there. Does anyone have any other suggestions about how to get rid of the mould - could we buy another seal or will we need to get a new washing machine?

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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 hose you see. The white filter cover is right in front. Get yourself a bunch of towels or a good big 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.

Next: You can use Affresh to clean your front loader. Deposits of soap and other such things can be stuck around the inside tub of your washer. Try this product, it works great on all front loaders. Use hot water with the Affresh pellet with no clothes and run the machine through a cycle. Also helps with any stagnant water smells. Have you cleaned out your pump lately. Put the pellet inside the machine, not in the soap dispenser.
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