Never had that problem but here's what I would do: 1. Get rid of as much of the diesel residue as possible by draining every bit of liquid at the lowest point which may be the drain pump and hoses. 2. Since I'm handy, I'd remove all hoses and lightly sniff them for the odor. If its present use a serious solvent like air intake cleaner or acetone with every appropriate caution to my health and safety. Of course acetone will eat up certain plastics and both will remove paint but they are commonly available degreasers. 3. Put it back together and try it out. Diesel is a toughy.
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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
things can be stuck around the inside tub of your washer. Try this
works great on all front loaders. Use very hot water with the Affresh
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.
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can't you. Thanks.
First thing to try is to get affresh washer tablets. They are a new product from whirlpool designed for front loaders to keep the smell out. They also work great for top loading machines. They are about ten dollars a pack. Read the instructions and run the washer through its cycle and the smell get better. The longer you use it, the smell should go away.
problem occurs due to cool washes(i.e. 40c and under) not destroying bacteria from clothing/detergent which then breeds inside your machine, therefore creating a sometimes sulpherous or musty smell.
i would advise you to regularly do a hot wash(minimun 60c) with an old towel, soda crystals and washing machine bleach i.e. vanish, ace etc with an old towel in the drum to move the mixture around. if you keep up with this the smell will eventually go away.
you can buy limescale/detergent removal powders which will do the same job.
hope you find this useful.