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How do I stop my washing machine smelling musty?

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forevared Wed 08-Oct-08 13:46:46

I've thoroughly cleaned my washing machine out and it still smells musty. I even ran it empty on a 90 degree wash as a friend recommended but it hasn't worked. Any suggestions or tips that have worked for you ladies? (or gents?)

LittleMyDancingWithTheDevil Wed 08-Oct-08 13:51:38

did you use biological washing powder to do the hot wash? apparently that's the most effective at clearing out mould and bacteria.

also have you cleaned out the drain and filter on it? there's normally instructions in the manual, there may be a build up of grunge in there.

maidamess Wed 08-Oct-08 13:52:45

Soda crystals in the drum on a really hot wash will help to clear the grime. Also biological powder, as LMDWTD said.

forevared Wed 08-Oct-08 14:27:49

I'll try that, thanks.

Is it because I do all the kids stuff with non-bio that it smells? I can't remember it ever doing it before.

expatinscotland Wed 08-Oct-08 14:32:02

HG Service Engineer from Lakeland once a quarter.

MarkStretch Wed 08-Oct-08 14:33:21

Leave the door open every now and then.

Blackduck Thu 16-Oct-08 10:09:45

Aldi are selling a washing machine cleaner similar to the HG one but cheaper - tried it yesterday and it worked on mine!

WowOoo Thu 16-Oct-08 10:14:06

Yep, leave the door open. If I keep ours closed it stinks.

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