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Clothes smell after wash cleaned filter still clothes smell

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Set the machine off on a 95c wash with no clothes or soap in, the most likely cause is a build up of soap scum on the inside of the drum, also try to alternate between washing powders and liquid tablets.

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Posted on Jul 25, 2008

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