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Our washer will stop mid cycle and pause plus, there are times when it does not drain properly. We also have a smell of rotten eggs from time to time when it runs. How do we fix this without paying a fortune?

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Check drain filter + outlet hoses run a descaler through it on a hot wash (boil)

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