My washing machine (Bosch Maxx front loader) stood for a while with the door closed and now has a terrible smell when you open the door. Please tell me what I can use to flush out this smell.
I have used a mixture of bleach and soap powder, but this has not helped at all.
I used white vinegar in the machine and did a full wash.
I am subsequently not using a softener in the machine as I have found out that this is what caused the smell.
I now use white vinegar instead of softener and this has solved the problem.
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Hope your filter is clean. Don’t wait for the machine to jam to
look into your filter.
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 very hot water with the Affresh pellet
with no clothes and run the machine through a cycle. Also helps with any
stagnant water smells. Put the Affresh
pellet inside the machine, not in the soap dispenser.
You can give me a ‘very helpful’ rating for the free help,
can't you. Thanks.
To change the seal the easiest way is to take the front of the appliance off.
Remove the kick plate at bottom and you will see some screws holding the front panel on remove these
Then open door and remove the screws holding the door lock on and unlip the seal by releasing the clamp on the front.
The front should now lift off, if it doesnt then pull out the soap drawer and behind that at the bottom of the drawer is a screw holding the front on remove this then push the front panel down then it will lift off
You can now take the clamp holding the seal to the tub off.
Fit the new seal, fit the clamp to the seal and tub.
From here, rebuilding is the reverse of the strip down.
Front loaders are known for building up mold and the smell. It’s caused by using liquid detergent which is made from animal fat. Use powder. And use the minimum amount. It’s caused by using fabric softener. Dilute it 50/50 with water. It’s caused by the water remaining in the tub between washes. Leave the door open to allow it to dry. . Pull the rubber door seal back and clean the mold off . Affresh is recommended by some manufacturers. You run it through a wash cycle with it.
Water forms in the Bellows it is a rubber boot between the door the drum.. clean this out real well ..To prevent this in the future leave the door cracked open when you are done using the machine to allow it to dry out.