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I have an extremely unpleasant smell coming from the drum-i have run several empty washes at 95 degrees with both washing liquid and machine refresher but no luck!

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Sounds like dirt in drum, Can be quite hard to get rid of however there are some cleaners for the job. try espares.com, and make sure your sink drain is clean too...Good luck

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How do I get my clothes to SMELL like clean clothes? Darn washing machine stinks them up!


Check the drain where ti empties into, smell the drain thats most likely where the odour is coming from.

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The washing smells of dirty water, have tried all sorts, but cannot get rid of the smell.


Several things to try:

Check the empty pump filter, that may be clogged with smelly debris
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My front load washer has bad rotten egg smell when draining water


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The best way to get rid of this smell is to place two tablespoons of washing soda or soda crystals in the detergent drawer and then run the appliance empty on the 90 degree wash. You may have to repeat this treatment several times before the smell goes but it will go eventually.
You can give me a ‘very helpful’ rating for the free help, can't you. Thanks.

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Smells very bad inside washer


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The best way to get rid of this smell is to place two tablespoons of washing soda or soda crystals in the detergent drawer and then run the appliance empty on the 90 degree wash. You may have to repeat this treatment several times before the smell goes but it will go eventually.
You can give me a ‘very helpful’ rating for the free help, can't you. Thanks.

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I have a bosch washing machine and over the past couple of days the fabric conditioner wont drain i have recently cleaned it . it all seems to have started since then i also bleached the drum because i...


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The best way to get rid of this smell is to place two tablespoons of washing soda or soda crystals in the detergent drawer and then run the appliance empty on the 90 degree wash. You may have to repeat this treatment several times before the smell goes but it will go eventually. Hope you've checked out & cleaned your filter.
You can give me a ‘very helpful’ rating for the free help, can't you. Thanks.

Dec 19, 2009 | Bosch Classixx WFL 2066 Front Load Washer

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Bad odor. smells musty


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The best way to get rid of this smell is to place two tablespoons of washing soda or soda crystals in the detergent drawer and then run the appliance empty on the 90 degree wash. You may have to repeat this treatment several times before the smell goes but it will go eventually. Hope you've cleaned out your filter.
You can give me a ‘very helpful’ rating for the free help, can't you. Thanks.

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WF740 Hotpoint washing machine with bad smell from drum. Tried 95 degree wash but still smells. Door seal slightly blackened but I think smell is from drum too. Any help?


Wash it out with a strong solution of washing soda placed into the drum before you fill the machine


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Run the machine empty through a full hot cycle then run the soda one

The first will soften the deposits and the second should help kill the bacteria that is causing the smell.

Reducing the load so that there is more agitation helps as well

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Bad smell in drum of washer


Unfortunately this is a quite general problem today as we are washing more and more in rather low temperatures. Gunk and slime packs up in the rubber gaskets and elsewhere in the machine, smells horrible if not kept under control.

There are a few things you can do.

1) The most important thing IMO is to make sure to wash at the highest temp at least once a week, 90-95 degrees Celcius.

2) Always leave the washing machine lid half open when not in use in order to allow the inside to dry.

3) A supplementary thing is to run an empty machine wash cycle once a month or so using bleach (chlorine) in the recommended dose for your machine. Use highest temp to maximize effect.

There is also some work that can be done with a rag, mechanically cleaning out the gasket and all accessible parts in the detergent compartment etc, however this may have quite limited effect. Worth trying nevertheless.

Good luck!

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A bad smell from inside


A lot of machines can suffer from this problem. It is usually down to a bacteria build up between the drum and the tub.The majority of appliances that suffer form this have been used mainly on 40 degree washes and with a biological detergent.
The best way to get rid of this smell is to place two tablespoons of washing soda or soda crystals in the detergent drawer and then run the appliance empty on the 90 degree wash. You may have to repeat this treatment several times before the smell goes but it will go eventually.

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Terrible Smell


most of the time this smell can be taken care of by adding white vinager to the wash cycle through the soap dispenser whil e it is running. you may have to use quite a bit to do the trick, and even run it through several times. the second thing you can do is if you arent already, leave the door ajar when the machine is not in use so it can breath so to speak. hope this helps

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