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Nasty odour coming from inside machine even after numerous cleans with hot water, detergents, vinegar and bicarb of soda.These were done individually over quite a period of time but the smell still returns. So far it doesn't appear to have had any bearing on the clothes that have been washed but the laundry itself is starting to get an odour when the lid of the machine is open.

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You may need to remove the inner wash tub and access the outer tub to clean out all the spent soap,detergent,fabric softener that hasn't been drained during previous washes and have now created a sewage mold from just sitting there,also make sure all the drain hoses and the pump are clear and there are no hoses kinked all the way to the drain

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Front-loading washing machines are energy efficient and use less detergent than top-loaders, but they sometimes have a tendency to harbor mold and unpleasant smells. By giving your washing machine a quick clean once a month, you'll keep your front-loader fresh, which means cleaner clothes, too. This eco-friendly method doesn't use bleach, costs only pennies to make, and comes together with ingredients you already have on hand.
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I put thru a hot wash with bicarb and vinegar in my top loader Why does my machine leave suds after the rinse cycle now


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How do I keep my front loading washer from smelling like mildew


Hi Cheyenne! There are a variety of ways to keep your machine smelling clean. The first and foremost is to make sure you are using the correct kind detergent for your machine.

Do you have a high efficiency washer? If so, be sure you should be using detergent that specifically states it's safe for use in a HE machine. There is a little HE emblem on the detergent bottle or box that clearly states it's safe for your machine, and the machine requires a very small amount when using the correct detergent. The wrong type can cause too many suds. The more suds = the more residue to get stuck in the nooks and crannies where mold can live and breed.

The next tip is to make sure you do not leave wet clothing in the washing machine, that isn't as easy as it sounds, I know ... but it is a big cause of mildew. Also try leaving the door open between washes to allow the interior to dry. With the door closed the water from the last load is unable to dissipate and will eventually mildew. But good news! Even if you've already developed that nasty smell, there are solutions!

Clean the inside of the machine by wiping the interior (drum, door, rubber seal...everything!) using bleach, white vinegar or your favorite household cleanser. They also sell tablets designed just for this problem in the same section you buy detergent and fabric softeners.
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If you have an HE machine, remove the detergent tray and sterilize it

Finally, run a clean cycle on the machine by adding 1/4 cup of bleach or white vinegar to the detergent tray and run the machine through a hot wash cycle. Some machines have a "Sanitize Cycle, and this really does the job. Once that is done, air out the washer overnight: .

Another way to keep that smell from coming back is to put one tablespoon of baking soda in the drum after each load. This will continue to absorb smells while you aren't using the washer, and will be beneficial to the next load of laundry!

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