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There is a smell of stale water in my machine and it taints the laundry, I have put a sink unblocker in the waste pipe but it hasnt helped

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Run your washer once on a qick cycle with bleach and afterwards and after every load leave the door open. the smell is mildew which is common with all front loaders. if you leave the door open the moisture will dry and your odor problem will go away.

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My hotpoint wmd962 smells of stagnant water and the clothes come out smelling worse than when they went in?


By the sound of this, the waste pipe is probably connected under your sink. If this is the case then water flows back from the waste pipe and u bend. Just check and ensure your grey waste pipe is raised above the level of the u bend this should stop the problem. Also use a little soda crystals to clean pipes. Hopefully this will resolve your problem.

Aug 13, 2011 | Washing Machines

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I have a Bosch Exccel 1400 Express washing machine which has given good service now about 5 years old, Last week I noticed a stale smell as I opened the drum after the washing cycle had finished. I am a...


Hi from retired Englishman in SW France @ 21:25 Wed evening.

Someone else had this sort of problem about a week ago.
I asked him the question 'does the drain pipe go into a sink u-tube?'' because water from clothes does not smell, especially after washing and rinsing. Sink water CAN smell, especially if there is a partial blockage/sludge in its u-tube which would be shared by the washer. BTW I believe this was his problem.
There should be water in a (non-sink) washer waste pipe u-tube blocking any smells from the rest of the waste system. I suggest checking the sink/washer waste set-up first.
Also, have you cleaned the lint tray/filter recently? If not it could be a build up of sludge there.
If you unaware of where it is (on our Bosch front loader) it is behind the front lower panel - but before starting-
REMOVE POWER FROM THE MACHINE AND HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE AND/OR RAGS TO SOAK UP ANY WATER when the filter cover is removed.
One or other of these should cure your problem I would expect.
If you have trouble removing the filter put a comment on this entry and I will receive notification that you have done and get back to you.

Good luck!

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My sanivite 3 has a washer connected to the bottom inlet and a sink to the top inlet. when water is run from the sink the system will pump the water out, however when the washer is discharging waste the...


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Also in the manufacturers instructions, they allow the discharge from a washing machine ,through an indirect waste. [sic] "The Sanivite is a drain pump that is ideally suitable for use in a basement apartment or anywhere in the house where additional fixtures are most wanted. It will pump waste water away from a variety of sources such as: a kitchen sink, laundry sink, washing machine ***(indirect connection)***, dishwasher, bar sink, etc."

This pump will never be able to handle the discharge directly and you need to provide a receptor to accommodate a washing machine. Is there any possibility of adding a laundry tub adjacent the washer and Sanivite pump?

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Whenever I start my LG washer, it smells like sewage in my Laundry Room and then the smell goes away? I have tried running my laundry room sink to see if it's a plumbing issue but that doesn't work.


sounds like you need an anti syphon valve to be connected in line with your washing machine waste water outlet

Check that hose discharge from washing Machine loops up above the minimum height as specified by the machine manufacturer and at least to the underside of the work top for an inset sink before connecting into the sink trap.

http://www.wickes.co.uk/invt/420182

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Smell while washing only


Like bad eggs ?

Do you have a U bend in the wastepipe that takes the water away from your machine

If not then any smells from the pipe run can come back up the outlet pipe

Once you have ran the machine it flushes away the old water and the smell goes away

Jun 17, 2009 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

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Washing comes out smelling horrible! Any ideas?


It is not the washer that is causing the prob, more likely to be coming from waste pipe, and or sink if the pipe is connected to the sink waste pipe.
Check and clean filter in washer if it has one, and remove waste pipe from washer and check outlet is not partially clogged up with sediment and other substances.
If pipe goes into sink waste, then pour a sink pipe cleaning fluid of some description down sink waste.
Also make sure you are not doing too many low temp wshes, as this can cause a prob as well
Do a boil wash at least once a month without clothes in but with powder in.
This is called a maintenance wash, and helps keep the inside of washer clean, and free from smells.
Please rate my solution.
Thanks.

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1) laundry smells bad after wash & 2) leaking conditioner


Check that your overflow pipe is higher than the pipe it goes into. As sometimes waste water, as it drains from the sink after washing up etc, will leak into your machine, and stagnate.
Best of luck.
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Rotton egg smell


The smell is simply residual biological washing powder doing its job and eating away at the mess and muck in the tube (along with the smell of rotting bits of lint and other rubbish. Dragging the garden hose into the house and flushing the pipes out with some clean water under pressure may help. Also, you may find thattitting the machine on its hottest wash, with about 4 dishwasher tablets in it may also help. Dishwasher tablets have detergent and anti-bacterial agents in them that kill the bacteria that is in biological washing powder.

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