Smelly Washing Machine? Here's an easy way to sort it.

If you have a stinky smell in your laundry room, there may be a simple way to fix it.

If your machine is smelling it is because mould or bacteria-laden residue has built up inside your machine. 
To eliminate the smell:
  • Mix together ¼ cup of baking soda with ¼ cup of water
  • Pour into the detergent drawer.
  • Pour two cups of white vinegar into the drum
  • Run a cycle at a high heat
To prevent your smell returning:
  • Carry out a monthly ‘service’ wash on your machine. This means doing a wash at a very high temperature. 
  • Leave the door slightly ajar between washes
  • Don’t overload detergent as it will get stuck in your pipes and cause a smell
  • Washing ‘powder’ is less likely to stick to pipes.
  • Liquid tabs are better for shorter cycles as they dissolve quicker
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