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Musty smelling Washing Machine

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Juliette108 Thu 18-Sep-08 20:37:21

Why? And how do I cure it?

Thanks very much

Word Thu 18-Sep-08 20:39:28

Empty boil wash?

Try and leave door and drawer open after every use.

BBBee Thu 18-Sep-08 20:40:30

bacteria build up?

WM man told me to do a boil wash every few weeks to stop it happening.

Try boli wash with biological powder.

BBBee Thu 18-Sep-08 20:40:47

bacteria build up?

WM man told me to do a boil wash every few weeks to stop it happening.

Try boli wash with biological powder.

BBBee Thu 18-Sep-08 20:40:47

bacteria build up?

WM man told me to do a boil wash every few weeks to stop it happening.

Try boli wash with biological powder.

TequilaMockinBird Thu 18-Sep-08 20:43:27

My washing machine is the same - BBB do you mean an empty boil wash with biological powder?

Word Thu 18-Sep-08 20:49:37

TMB - I love your name!

Heated Thu 18-Sep-08 20:53:08

Have you peeled back the rubber seal just inside the door & had a look? <shudder>

TequilaMockinBird Thu 18-Sep-08 20:55:36

word, thanks grin

PigeonPie Thu 18-Sep-08 20:57:12

We've stopped using detergent and now only use EcoBalls and white vinegar. The WM had an incontinent moment last weekend and DH was pleasantly surprised how it didn't smell at all when he had to pull it all out.

The balls do get stuff clean (well, not grass stains or tomato, but then I put vanish on those) and it feels so soft you don't need conditioner either.

Juliette108 Fri 19-Sep-08 10:10:51

Excellent thanks everyone- I will try ALL of the suggestions!

fortyplus Fri 19-Sep-08 10:12:37

Also hot wash with some napisan in it will do the trick - no need to make it an empty one - just wash some towels or something

mumof2222222222222222boys Fri 19-Sep-08 10:23:07

Occasionally when we have this problem I do a hot wash with white vinegar (and no clothes). Seems to sort it out.

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