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Griffin is correct but, I took it one step further and removed the front cover and rubber gasket and used a long thin brush after spraying white vinegar with a spray bottle and cleaned all the **** from around the drum. I use white vinegar with clothes once in a while to keep the drum free of built up soap and softner.Its a little work but trust me when you see all the stuff on the drum you will understand why the machine stinks. I also leave my soap tray door open all the time to allow air inside.
Remove lowwer rrear panel. locate and remove the large black hose fastened to bottom of drum, there should be a plastic filter inside the hose, if not, then filter is located at bottom front right of washer behind cover.
NOTE. PLEASE UN-PLUG THE UNIT FROM THE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY BEFORE ATTEMPTING THE FOLLOWING JUST TO BE SAFE:-
Problem may be due to a blocked dispenser hole. Completely remove the dispenser unit and check for blockages in the hole where the water goes in. If you cant see anything immediate, take the top off. (Remove the 2 self tapping screws on the back holding the top on). Looking at the unit from the front. look inside where you took the top off and locate the rubber hose that connects the dispenser unit to the drum (it's a tight space, but if you look inside , front left you will see where the hose connects to the drum). Remove the hose and check for blockages. (The hose just pushes into the drum). Let me know. I had a similar problem and found that somebody had shoved a sock and pair of knickers down the water dispenser hole. This was also causing the machine to make a loud noise when spinning. Have you also checked the filter in the bottom right hand corner of the unit ? You have to remove the kick panel to get access to it.
There should be a filter located at bottom front right of washer behind a metal cover.
Press on cover to open, and remove filter by unscrewing anti -clockwise.
Also check outlet pipe is not blocked, more so if it goes into a sink waste connection, if it still leaves water in drum, then there is probably a partial blockage else where, which will require further investigation.
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I had the same problem, if you undo the self adjusting clip that holds the drum seal in - then pull back the top of the seal near the nozzle thats blocked, this will reveal the pipework attached to the nozzle.
Then use a pipe cleaner and push up through nozzle - the attached pipe is clear so you will see any gunge and be able to loosen the debris.
After cleaning reassemble seal then run a empty cycle which will clear the loosened debris.
Two things might be wrong with this unit. One problem is there is a blockage inside the hose that sends water into drum. Make sure that's clear. The other problem is the dispenser assembly may have a leaking problem and will spray water at an angle that will cause it to leak through the dispenser drawer. My recommendation is to have the dispenser assembly inspected and possibly replaced.
You need to work out where the water is coming from, either the front, back left or right hand side to give you an idea what/where to look.
Front - Open the door and check the door seal (usually grey rubber round the door) look for splits, chaffing, damage.
Rear - check the connection to the pump, there will be a (Black) rubber hose from the drum housing about 12-18"long, check for splits, connection etc.
Check and remove the pump itself, Isolate the electricity, to remove - disconnect the outlet hose from below the sink or upstand, lower the outlet hose to the floor and syphon off the water into a bowl from the machine, there will be some even if the machine appears empty. disconnect the plug on the pump (2 wires), disconnect the hoses from the pump (2 off) and check inside the hoses, bra wires, socks etc. look inside the pump for foreign objects, the pump can be wasily split open via 3 screws normally, refit in reverse order.
Top - remove the top cover usually 2 screws at back or side and will slide slightly to remove, check hoses to drawer and the hose below drawer to top of the drum housing, check the inlet solenoids at the back (where the water hoses connect).
The other end of the dispenser to outer drum hose only connects to the outer drum and if you remove the top cover of the machine, you will see it clearly. You can unclamp the hose from the bottom of the dispenser and feel inside the hose for any obstruction. Do not remove the hose from the outer drum. Pour some hot water down the hose and squeeze the hose from top to bottom to remove build up of detergent and softener on the inside walls of the hose.
I am a recently retired engineer of 20 years
once you have ruled out anything getting inside the machine by accident etc, like something in pockets or greasy overalls, then its likely to be the drum bearings, has the machine started to get noisy on the spin
the drum bearings are covered by a rubber seal, this seal gets damaged or worn and water leaks into the bearings themselves washing out the grease back into the drum where the washing is, you could also notice slight water marks on the floor underneath the machine on the floor, take the back off and look for water marks coming from the drum outer casing behind the pulley, these marks will be brown and will originate from a small drain hole,
if any of the above change the bearings before any real damage is done, either to the clothes or the machine, as repair can be expensive?
sorry, hope i have helped you as to where to look at least,
The smell that you are getting is stale soap build up between the inner drum and outer tub caused by frequent use of low temp progs.
to remedy this problem do a 90 degree prog with some old towels this will melt the old soap, if you still have the problem add some soda crystals and do the 90 degree wash again failing this your drain hose may be to low causing dirty water from the sink to back drain in to the w/m, raise level of drain hose.
hope this is of some help