Turn off your appliance Before doing any maintenance, turn it off and unplug it before starting.
people wash their clothes at 40 degrees or less. This is a great way to save money on energy bills and is better to the environment, but there is a down side.
Washing at these temperatures will not completely rid your washing machine of mould and bacteria that high temperatures would. You need to run a service wash to deal with this problem.
A service wash means spinning the machine without any clothes in at a high temperature. Ideally done once a month,
Clean the seal, drawer, and filter. Mould and bacteria can build fester in the rubber seal around the door. After washing have a look at the seal to see if it needs a scrub - doing this regularly can help prevent the build-up of mould and bacteria. If mould is untreated , it may sink into the porous rubber of the seal and be impossible to remove. If this happens, you may need to replace the door seal.
Mould and bacteria also have a tendency to build up in the detergent drawer and filter.
Leave the door and drawer open Leaving the machine's door open after washing allows air to circulate in the drum and helps prevent the growth of mould and bacteria. You should also leave your machine's detergent drawer open for the same reason.
Check the stand pipe If bad smells continue, you may have a partial blockage in the standpipe. If you suspect this is the case, use a drain unblocker to try and clear the pipe.
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