This is part two of a look at what causes smells from a washing machine and how to get rid of them. The first part looks at problems inside the washing machine (what causes washing machine smells?) but this one looks at smells coming from the plumbing that may be blamed on the washing machine.... continue reading.
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. The... continue reading.
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.... continue reading.
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 water... continue reading.
Causes of grease, slime and black mould inside washing machines Washing machines now commonly suffer from a build up of a greasy slime and bacteria. A regular maintenance wash using the hottest wash cycle (or at least 60 °) is now essential for most people. Failure to do so usually results in washing machine smells... continue reading.
Some people have problems with excessive foam in the washing machine and 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. Apart from the nuisance of foam leaking out of the dispenser drawer, too much foam can prevent... continue reading.