We buy the best washing machines and keep them well-maintained. Still, some times we notice some odour coming from them. Sometimes, when we wash clothes, they do not come out fresh but with a stinking smell. Front loader washing machines are good, efficient less noisy and are also known to save water and detergent. All these benefits will go in vain if the clothes washed in the machine stink.
There are many reasons due to which your washing whirlpool 9.5 kg washing machine machine might stink. Here are some ways for you to avoid it or remove the smell if present. First and easiest method is to leave the door open for some time when machine is not in use. This would let fresh air pass through the machine and remove the bad smell. By opening the door you let out any moisture from the machine to escape.
If you use a good quality detergent that produces fewer studs, it will also help in preventing the smell. Sometimes it is the fillers used in the detergents get struck in the washing machine hence producing a bad odour. Proper cleaning is the best solution to this problem. Wipe the inside of the machine with a dry cloth after every cycle. For cleaning the washing machine, a solution of chlorine bleach in warm water can also be used.
It is important to keep your front loading washers running well and cleaning the drain pump filter is an essential activity required at least twice a month. Cleaning the filter is not so hard but be careful while opening it. Some models of front loading washing machines do come with a drain plug to drain off the water from the filter, but most of them do not. So you be ready with a bucket to hold the water that flows out when you remove the filter.
Another important part of the front loader is the tub which exposed to dirty laundry and detergent all the time. Grease and grime from the dirty clothes often sticks to the tub along with detergent fillers and other organic matter. When all this accumulates over time, it results in a funky smell that then follows with your clean clothes. Some washers come with a tub clean feature. If your machine has this feature, add some bleaching powder to the detergent section and run the machine empty. After completing the cycle just wipe the drum with a dry cloth. In case this feature is not available, you can also run the normal cycle with two cups of bleach. Clean the tub of your washing machine once a month as a regular maintenance routine.