Washing machine smelling a bit funky

(8 Posts)
WhereAreMyDragons Mon 29-Jun-15 08:24:31

So it'd taken out the drawer, bleached it, cleaned the inside of the drawer and bleached the inside of the rubber seal.....anything else I can do?

WhereAreMyDragons Mon 29-Jun-15 08:24:43


Schoolaroundthecorner Mon 29-Jun-15 08:25:14

Run it empty on the hottest wash. Works for me.

girlandboy Mon 29-Jun-15 08:33:30

I dumped a cup full of white vinegar in mine and then ran it on its hottest wash. Worked a treat!

WhereAreMyDragons Mon 29-Jun-15 09:00:04

I did the vinegar thing last week on a 90 wash and that seemed to make it smell funny. Could it just have dislodged some of the gunk but not cleaned it properly ?

girlandboy Mon 29-Jun-15 10:33:29

It could have done I suppose. Do another 90 wash but with washing powder/liquid in this time and see how it is. It might just clear out any remaining gunk if there is any.
I know that on my old washer there was another "crease" on the front door seal that I didn't spot for ages, and this was full of gunk. Bleached white gunk! I'd bleached it, but it was still stuck. I stuck my finger in and cleared it out by hand - yuck.

EvaBee Mon 29-Jun-15 10:35:39

I think I'd rather like a funky smelling washing machine

shiteforbrains Mon 29-Jun-15 10:50:41

I have just had to buy a new one because no amount of cleaning or flushing it worked, then it started leaving crap all over the washing and refusing to drain. I will try and treat the new one with a bit more respect. Last one had to deal with husband's work clothes after working with lime plaster on a building site for 6 months and my clothes after taking our new house back to bare brick so not surprised it shat itself.

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