How To Rid Your Clothes Washer of Bad Smell

When a washer smells bad, then any linen or garments that get soaked and spun in that same machine will pick up that same unpleasant odor. Obviously, that problem like others should be attacked at its source. In other words, whatever item in the washing machine has filled the air with an objectionable smell must be wiped or washed away.

The initial wiping and washing procedure

Get hold of some bleach or some vinegar. Wipe the washer’s drum with one of those two liquids. Be careful to get every spot, even those that you cannot see. Do not overlook areas, like the underside of the section that hangs out over the drum’s opening.

Next make sure to open a window, if you have not already done so. Keep the room well ventilated and prepare for the next step. Set the dial on the washing machine to the appliance’s highest temperature. Turn on that same appliance, so that it runs through another wash cycle. Ideally, that should wash away any odor-causing particle that did not get wiped away. Your nose should offer clues as to the degree to which you have achieved success.

The possible follow up attack

If the smell has not disappeared, you will need to face the fact that there must be some mold spores growing on the surface of some component within the washer. You cannot wipe those away. You must contact an appliance repair professional in Pickering, someone that knows how to take a washing machine apart and then put it together. Of course the re-assembly operation should be done after each part has been examined, in an effort to locate the mold spores.

The same professional will know how to deal with those spores. In addition, he or she might have a few helpful words of advice. That advice would almost certainly pertain to the methods that can be used to prevent the reappearance of what proved to be a truly troublesome smell.

How to keep the odor from coming back

Always leave the lid and the detergent compartment door open when the machine is not in use. That allows any water in the drum or the compartment to evaporate. Smelly organisms like to grow in stagnant water, even if that stagnant liquid takes up just a tiny amount of space.

Do not make a habit of using the washer’s drum as a container for holding dirty laundry. The organisms that like stagnant water delight in a damp and dirty environment as well. Go out and buy a hamper or a laundry bag. Otherwise you will be forced to repeat one or both of the operations that ensure the removal of a washer’s bad smells.