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How can I get rid of cooking smells from a 2nd hand washing machine??

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vannah Sun 07-Sep-08 16:19:50

Does anyone please know?

We had a second hand washing machine installed by our very nice washing machine guy yesterday, but I think the machine was in his house for a long time. It reeks.

We have washed it down with strong dettol (very little water) both in and out, windows open all day and night.

It still stinks.

What can I do? Feel sick every time I go in the kitchen

WendyWeber Sun 07-Sep-08 16:21:47

Where is the smell coming from?

vannah Sun 07-Sep-08 17:10:36

the WHOLE machine wendyw, he smells the same so i presume its a type of cooking smell...

WendyWeber Sun 07-Sep-08 17:14:46


I wouldn't have thought the smell would cling to the metal parts - have you given it a really hot empty wash through & given all the hoses a good scrub down? And the door seal?

Can't think what else you can do really sad It will wear off (we once bought a car that had been used by a florist & it stank of smelly flower water for ages but it did go in the end, & that was in the carpets)

Reamhar Sun 07-Sep-08 17:26:48

Could you put it through a cycle with a big squirt of bleach in the washing power compartment. No clothes, obviously. grin

vannah Sun 07-Sep-08 17:48:45

thanks both ive not tried it reaally hot. will do..
and bleach in the wash..

lucysmam Sun 07-Sep-08 18:56:12

white vinegar on a hot wash to clean the whole thing thoroughly

crokky Sun 07-Sep-08 19:04:38

I'd do the hot wash first, then the bleachy wash. Wouldn't like to cook the bleach to 90 degrees or whatever!

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