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What could be causing is a smell coming out from the back of the washing machine?

Have looked at settings and troubleshooting but can't find anything to help.

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What kind of "smell" ? Rotten eggs, dead animal ? Your water can cause the whole room to stink if you have a lot of sulfur or even a lot of iron in it.

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Have you run a "Clean Up" cycle - it is important to do this to ensure your clothes are clean and the machine works at it's peak. If you use it heavily, you should do this every three or four months. You can find this cycle under "Lifestyle" and you should put 1 cup of oxyaction soaker in at the beginning of the cycle and it needs hot water to work. It takes about 3 hours, but is well worth the time.

There is no other real reason for a smell, unless something has died - in which case you should move the machine and remove any deceased animal.

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SOURCE: water not draining completely and causing smell in washing machin

Go to www.washerhelp.co.uk.
Here you will find article on smells in washer, and lots of other useful information, far more than I can tell you.
I think you will find it very helpful.
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