Stinky washing machine!!!!!

Hi just wondered if anybody had a magic remedy to a smelly washing machine?!

ive noticed lately that it is startign to smell a bit musty and today the washing smelt a bit too straight after it had been washed

Im sure i heard a while ago of a remedy using vinegar?? but i cant remember it!!

Hi there, it could probably do with a good clean. How to properly wash your clothes You can get a special cleaner (according to my Mum!) but I just give mine a hot empty wash through with some bleach. How to wash your clothes in the shower Also make sure you give the seal around the door a good clean and the drawer too. How to wash clothes with detergent Think the vinegar thing might also have something to do with soda crystals?? Not sure though! Good luck, I can’t stand a stinky washing machine! x

Hi there, it could probably do with a good clean. How to wash laundry properly You can get a special cleaner (according to my Mum!) but I just give mine a hot empty wash through with some bleach.


How to clean smelly workout clothes Also make sure you give the seal around the door a good clean and the drawer too. What temperature should i wash baby clothes Think the vinegar thing might also have something to do with soda crystals?? Not sure though! Good luck, I can’t stand a stinky washing machine! xHi there,

How much bleach should you put in? Sorry, didnt mean to steal your thread Kerrie! Mines stinky too though! lol!

I had this with my wash machine, put a whole bag of soda crystals in drum, run a hot wash empty. What should i wash white clothes on remove drawer and thoroughly clean all around inside drawer cavity and pull door seal apart at folds and thoroughly clean, I also heard about white vinegar in drawer, tho I didnt try it. Do i really need to wash baby clothes before wearing Good Luck.

Think it’s something to do with newish? washing machines. Wash my clothes service We had our last one for 13 years and the current one for 3 years now. When should you start washing baby clothes We got it in John Lewis as they seemed to know their stuff and the guy said due to the lower temperatures we tend to wash things at nowadays that the pipes don’t get cleaned out as much.

So they recommend you run your machine on it’s highest temp wash once every 4 weeks with nothing in it, no clothes or soap, to clean it out. How do you wash tie dye shirts the first time Our highest temp is 90 but sometimes that doesn’t work and I either put a cup or so of vinegar in the drawer where I put the wash liquid/powder, or I sometimes use sterilising powder as it seems to do the trick. How to wash soiled clothes I have also used vinegar once and just poured in about half a cupful.

Mind you I never remember to do it every 4 weeks and always end up with a musty wash and think, “oh time to clean out the wash machine again”.

i might sound really ‘thick’ now but does it have to be white vinegar or can you use any!?! just i have some brown vinegar in the cupboard and im itching to get it clean its driving me mad!!!

good point i always do a 30-40 wash never a hot wash so i can see that guys point there makes sense i suppose!!

I had this with my wash machine, put a whole bag of soda crystals in drum, run a hot wash empty. Wash white clothes with what temperature water remove drawer and thoroughly clean all around inside drawer cavity and pull door seal apart at folds and thoroughly clean, I also heard about white vinegar in drawer, tho I didnt try it. How to wash red and white clothes Good Luck.Hello,

The soda crystals and white vinegar remedy for cleaning washing machines was on How Clean is your house, so it may be worth looking it up under that to get it completely right. How to wash red clothes But you do run machine on hotest wash with a cup of soda crystals in drawer and then rinse with white vinegar.

When ours started to smell we tried the Soda Crystals on a hot wash and a washing maching descale but it still smelt awful. How to wash dress pants I then got my hubby to pull the washing machine out. How to whiten white clothes with lemon He took off the pipes and there was a build up of what I can only say looked like sludge in them

Once he had cleaned it all out I put it on a 90 degree wash and the smell disappeared!

Try putting 2 cups of Soda Crystals straight into the drum on the hottest wash you can, to see if this works first. Do you wash baby clothes separately I don’t think bleach will do anything about smells tbh.

Like Gena has said – it is also good to leave the door slightly ajar to circulate the air.

im so glad you posted this, i have been cleaning my washing machine for days as it too is stinky.

in the past i have used a cleaner & it was fab as you could use it in your drains too, but i cant remember what it is called or where i got it from

so i use bleach, but i got a bit bleach happy & used so much it made the machine leak as it couldnt get rid of the bubbles fast enough & after you need to do a couple of empty washes to get rid of the sludge that it losens & a good wipe out.

I came on here to post about the same issue and saw yours!!!!!!!!!

I;ve cleaned the drawer, thoroughly pulled back the rubber thing round door and scrubbed all the gunk there. Best time to do laundry to save electricity I’ve had it on a hot wash 3 times now. What to wash white clothes on I’ve had bleach in it (tho apparantly it damages the hose) and nothing has worked.

My machine has also rusted – yes, a washing machine that rusts!!!!!!!!! – and Hotpoint refuse to take responsibility so I am really loathe to pay someone to repair it. How to clean shirt without washing I’m tempted to buy a new one but what a waste of good money!!!!!

I think I am going to try to take off the front this evening and see what pipes etc i can get to.

I put a glug (a couple of tablespoons?) into the fabric conditioner bit every wash instead of fabric conditioner. White clothes wash cycle The clothes don’t smell of vinegar and the machine stays lovely and smell-free.

Bicarb is another good thing to get rid of smells. How to wash lululemon shirts Just put it in the drawer as if it were washing powder and run a rinse cycle (without clothes).

I used a whole bag of soda crystals between the drum and the draw and did a 95 degree wash. How to clean gym equipment with what solution i also removed the drawer and cleaned the gunk from behind it! it smells much better but i think there is still a bit of a smell but no where near as bad as it was!!

I ended up having to replace a washer because of this – the sludge built up cos of saving the planet and using 30′ washes – it got so bad that the pump couldn’t get the water out properly- it built up pressure and eventually broke. How do you whiten white clothes The engineer who gave me the bad news told me to do the 90′ wash thing but to use biological washing powder with bleaching agents in it. How to wash clothes in lg automatic washing machine I use good old fashioned Daz on a hot wash with my cotton dusters and dish cloths in it. Should you wash new baby clothes before using them It keeps the pipe clean – there’s no smell at all now – it used to smell really bad – and the dusters smell fresh as well!

Poor Drainage: Many problems are caused by poor plumbing. How to wash black clothes to keep from fading Nowadays it?s not unusual for a machine to be plumbed into existing under-sink plumbing. When should i wash baby clothes before delivery This can reduce the machine’s ability to pump out. How to manually wash clothes As the flow of the machine decreases old water gets trapped in the sump of the machine. How to hand wash your clothes This is an ideal place for the build-up of mould mildew & bacteria. When can you start washing baby clothes in regular detergent If the sump or coin trap of your machine gets blocked, this will reduce the pump rate of water leaving the machine.

How do I fix it: If your machine is connected to the sink then pouring oils, fats & tea leaves down the sink can block the u-bend. How do you wash clothes By reducing the things that can block your sink, you will reduce blockages from your washing machine. Cleaning carpet stains with bicarbonate of soda Always check pockets of clothes for coins and other small objects that could block the pump. How to properly hand wash clothes Put small items and bras in a wash bag or pillow case before placing in the machine. What do you use to wash white clothes This should stop bra wires blocking the sump.

Too much washing powder/liquid & Fabric conditioner: Most of the modern machines today match the water level to the amount of clothes in the machine. Do you wash white clothes in warm water This is a good thing for saving water and the environment. What do you use to wash baby clothes However, although our machines have changed our habits have not. Easy way to hand wash clothes This means that most people continue to use a full cap/ball, or more of powders and liquids. Can you wash clothes in hot water Due to poor drainage these products can accumulate in the machine. What temperature should you wash dark clothes Eventually they help to accelerate mould build-up and cause a condition called ‘grease balling’. Wash new clothes before wearing This is where the old soap products start to put oily spots back onto clothes.

How do I fix it: Reduce the quantity of soap or fabric conditioner to a third of a cap or ball of that recommended by the product’s manufacturer. Proper way to wash white clothes Take note of the quality of wash over the next couple of washes. How to clean shirt collar without washing If you are not happy with the quality of wash then increase to no more one cap or ball. How to wash baby clothes with poop The machine takes a few washes to rinse off the build up of old soap. How to dry wash clothes at home When using tablets, try to only have a full load with the recommended two tablets.

Constant use of low temperature wash: Low temperature washing reduces the machines ability to purge itself of old soap. Black clothes dye washing machine If your machine keeps smelling or puts marks on the clothes then this may be force you to replace it.

How to fix the problem: Low temperature washing is good for the environment, and helps to reduce the cost of each wash. Beko washing machine leaving black marks on clothes Modern powders and liquids work best when activated at 29°c.

Over 29°c there is no significant benefit, so heating the water up to 95°c can be futile. What temperature should i wash my clothes However doing a boil wash at 95°c, ideally once a month, without any clothes in the machine really helps the machine burn off old residual soap. Do u wash white clothes in cold water Putting a De-scaler in your machine might help to remove lime-scale, subsequently making your machine more efficient. How to wash clothes in semi automatic washing machine It will also help reduce the rough surfaces that the mould and old soap deposits stick to. What temperature are you supposed to wash white clothes Note: Vinegar & soda is very mild they will have little effect unless you attend to the other problems first.

If your washing machine is not broken don’t waste it. How to clean white t shirts The new machine you buy might not serve you as well as your old one.

I’ve cleaned my washing machine twice and it still smelled disgusting. How to clean white shirt collar stains I think the problem was blocked pipes from plug hole in sink. How to wash clothes in lg semi automatic washing machine Just dismantled and cleaned all pipes under the sink. How to wash white clothes to keep them white Easy to do – just unscrew. How to wash muddy clothes Discovered water (including dirty water) was going into my machine instead of outside because of blockage. I need to wash my clothes Just put a wash load on. How to wash your clothes in a washing machine Will let you know if it comes out smelling fresh.

Checking your detergent drawer is also something that should be done regularly as this is the place where build up can occur the most. How early should you wash baby clothes A smell can begin in the drawer and as time goes on it might spread to the rest of the machine and ultimately it could begin to impact on your clothing.

To clean your detergent drawer you can remove it completely from the washer and soak in hot water to lift off the detergent and softener residue. How to wash clothes without washing powder You can read more here – http://www.washingmachinerepairservi…rted-to-smell/

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