There are a number of reasons that could cause your washing machine to smell.
The most common causes are: Consistent washing at low temperatures – means that bacteria and undissolved detergents can build up, causing your machine to smell.
We would recommend running your machine at 90 degrees using some biological detergent to help destroy the build up of bacteria and detergents. You can also run a 90 degree service wash monthly using our De-scaler & Detergent remover which will hygienically clean your machine, and prevent the smell reoccurring.
You should also check if your washing machine drain hose connects to your under sink plumbing. If so, ensure this is clean and free from any blockages.
Please note it is quite normal for a small amount of water or conditioner to remain in the fabric conditioner compartment at the end of each wash cycle. If your machine fails to remove the fabric conditioner from the appropriate compartment, it is likely there is a blockage within the detergent dispenser itself. We recommend you remove the detergent dispenser drawer and clean using hot soapy water to remove any blockages and re-try the wash process. It is possible a partial blockage was caused from some unused conditioner. Remember some concentrated conditioners need to be diluted by mixing them with water prior to the start of the programme.
Finally check that the feet are level and the washing machine is not too low at the front as this could prevent the fabric conditioner being rinsed away.
We recommend you check that your cold water supply is on. This is a common cause of your appliance failing to fill on the ‘rinse’ cycle and will result in your washing machine stopping mid-cycle. On some newer washing machines this is indicated by using either a tap symbol or a flashing light, to advise there is a water supply issue.
Finally in some cases failure to position the drain hose at the correct height may also lead to problems of your appliance stopping mid-cycle. Check your instruction manual on how to position the drain hose correctly.