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WT540 Washing machine has a smell coming from it

There is a stagnent / mouldy smell coming from my washing machine. I have cleaned the drum, the soap powder dispenser, checked the filter and I don't know what it could be.

Anyone able to help, please

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  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    after washing their is a mouldy smell

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    mouuldy smell after washing

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Based on the front load picture you included with you description...

This usually comes from a build up of soap and dirt that you cannot get to to clean. It is in the inner wall of the outer tub.

You should run a thorough cleaning with a product called Washing Machine Magic. It is designed to reduce this build up over time.

Another way to reduce it is use a very hot wash and put 1 cup of powder dish detergent in the tub before starting it. (yes I know this is a clothes washer). The dish detergent has ingredients to help reduce the odour.

These methods may have to be repeated several times to be 100% effective, but a large part of the odour should be reduced after the first cycle. If more are needed repeat once every couple of weeks until the odour is not noticeable.

The rubber door seal on this model should not accumulate smell but it may have depending upon the machine's age. This will have to be replaced if it has.


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