Washing machine

Why does my washing machine smell and it collects dirty water at times
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  7 answers
  • Til22725029 Til22725029 on Apr 29, 2018
    Maybe the washing machine needs a clean...try a cup of Vinegar and a high wash cycle...only do it 4 times in the year. and keep the door CLOSED...when not in use

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Apr 29, 2018
    Try washing machine cleaner. They sell it next to the other laundry products

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 29, 2018
    Don't put so much dirty washing in at once? Or pump is deficient? that's assuming you have done some empty wash cycles to try and clean up...........

  • Eun22760758 Eun22760758 on Apr 29, 2018
    use washing machine cleaner, leave the door open a small amount to vent.
    This is what Sears told me do about mine.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Apr 29, 2018
    Leave the door open after use so that it dries out, the tubs always have water left in them that you can't see. Clean the gaskets really well, that could be part of the smell, especially in the folds. Use a washing machine cleaner suggested by the manufacturer.

  • Tammy Tammy on Apr 29, 2018
    I have also just run a empty load with bleach or specific cleaner for front loaders (run on hot or sanitize if you have that option). Make sure you clean the gasket around the outside of the tub, it is a huge mold gather. Also the glass window around in the front door, especially on the under And you should have a filter near the floor on the front of the door. Make sure you have a pan or thick towel under it before you unscrew the filter itself. 99% of the time this filter will need a good wash too. Our water is really hard so I get a lot of lime build up in there. And as one of the other answers, always leave the door open when you are not using it. The owners of the house we are in now left it closed and it took me a good week of running load after load to get it to smell better again

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Apr 29, 2018
    if it is a front loader this is a major issue with them - you can go online and google your brand and get ideas but what I do is keep the seal dry after I finish washing clothes, leave the door open and look for mildew and get that up- run an empty load with hot water and white vinegar that helps too