I live in a rented house and the crap washing machine was part of the inventory so I am stuck with it, tge problem is it smells of damp, I have cleaned the drawer and filter and done several maintenance washes and it still smells. I leave the door open when it's empty. What else can I do to shift the smell ?
Ugh, that is the absolute worst! It ends up making your clothes smell as well. Completely empathise.
I used a shit load of vinegar (half a bottle or more), just dumped it in the soap dispenser, then ran it on the highest temp setting it had. You can also get limescale/refresher tablets (I use these) and just do it every month or so...
Curly I had this prob with my machine and tried all the above to no avail. The problem was actually that the heater had gone in the machine and so bacteria was building up because the water never got hot enough to kill anything. Because I always put the machine on overnight I never noticed the clothes were not warm when it finished. The problem went after the repair although the 90deg wash does still need to be done of course. Just wanted to say if all else fails get the repair man in. And,I must say I was always very sceptical about 30 degree washes but my m/c was washing on cold obviously for ages but the clothes always came up clean!