Washing machine smells


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Steve Rainbird

We have a Zanussi washing machine that's about 3 years old, but it smells.
I have tried doing a boil wash with vinegar and Bicarb to get rid of the
smell but its still there.

Any other methods recommended?
 
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SoWeezy

We have a Zanussi washing machine that's about 3 years old, but it
smells. I have tried doing a boil wash with vinegar and Bicarb to get
rid of the smell but its still there.

Any other methods recommended?
poor boiling water in through the powder tray/draw, it's likely coming
from the residue left in the tray or intake from the tray

that's what cured ours
 
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Steve Rainbird

SoWeezy said:
poor boiling water in through the powder tray/draw, it's likely coming
from the residue left in the tray or intake from the tray

that's what cured ours
Cheers I will give that a try.
 
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Andrew Mawson

SoWeezy said:
poor boiling water in through the powder tray/draw, it's likely coming
from the residue left in the tray or intake from the tray

that's what cured ours
Frequently you get a build up of crud in the folds of the door seal
rubber gasket - you'll be suprised what you find in there !

AWEM
 
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Steve Rainbird

Andrew Mawson said:
Frequently you get a build up of crud in the folds of the door seal
rubber gasket - you'll be suprised what you find in there !

AWEM

Thanks but I have cleaned that already, that solved the problem a few months
ago but it has returned.
 
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Gavin

We had the same problem with our Bosch. Cured it by doing several hot
washes using soda crystals, and then also using washing maching
descaling sachets. The key to keeping the smell away is to do hot
washes occasionally!
 
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Steve Rainbird

Gavin said:
We had the same problem with our Bosch. Cured it by doing several hot
washes using soda crystals, and then also using washing maching descaling
sachets. The key to keeping the smell away is to do hot washes
occasionally!

Thanks I'll go and get some soda crystals then.
 
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Steve said:
We have a Zanussi washing machine that's about 3 years old, but it
smells. I have tried doing a boil wash with vinegar and Bicarb to get
rid of the smell but its still there.

Any other methods recommended?
the smell is coming from colonies of faecal and other bacteria
which are caught up in the limescale in the machine :(

descale it a few times by using a proprietary descaler but switch the
machine off before it drains and spins. leave it sit for a while, overnight
is ideal. then do a hot wash with some bleach poured in the drum.
again, switch it off before it drains and leave it sit.

rinse the machine out with a couple of empty hot washes

disclaimer: I've done the above with a s/h washing machine I bought
some years ago and I used double the recommended dose of descaler.
the washer wasn't damaged in the process. if anything goes wrong with
yours it's not my fault :)
 

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