This article looks at bad smells coming from a washing machine that can be caused by problems in the plumbing. The most common causes of bad smells are covered extensively in my previous article (what causes washing machine smells?) But some smells can be caused by the plumbing. Is there a u-bend fitted? If theread the full article..
Common general problems with washing machines
This is a category list of all my articles related to general washing machine problems (not breakdown faults). The articles cover a wide range of issues that can affect most washing machines so it's well worth browsing through them. You might be surprised how interesting or useful some of them are.
Is your washing machine’s drum covered in a greyish white coating? It might be probably caused by limescale. To remove it try adding about 20 grams of citric acid into the washing machine and wash on a 90 degree wash cycle with no laundry inside. You may need to try it more than once. Theread the full article..
Black mould is unpleasant, and potentially hazardous to health. It is caused by having conditions where the airborne spores can survive and thrive. It thrives in damp places. Using more hot washes and detergent which contains bleach will help prevent black mould. They also help kill bacteria that can otherwise multiply inside a washing machine.read the full article..
This page looks at the effects of hard water and limescale in washing machines and plumbing. Limescale removing products are just dealing with symptoms and not causes. After research, I’m writing about limescale and hard water, in a non technical way and looking into water softener products. What is hard water? Hard water is waterread the full article..
Washing machines now commonly suffer from a build up of a greasy slime and bacteria. Most people should do a regular maintenance wash cycle. Failure to do so usually results in washing machine smells, and a shortened lifespan. It can put dirty marks on your laundry, make clothes smell, and cause various breakdowns and faults.read the full article..
Some people have problems with excessive foam (soap suds) in the washing machine. They may think the washing machine is at fault. However, the cause is likely to be due to the detergent – or how the detergent is being used. Why excess foam is bad Obviously if it’s really bad, foam can leak outread the full article..