How can I get rid of a weird smell in the washing machine?
Hi, There is a weird smell in my washing machine. I used to think there was a dead mouse stuck in a pipe or something. Now my clothes come out smelling of garlic. My detergent is scent-free. What type of repair do I call for a problem like this? Thank you!
Cook County Illinois
- Leave the door open so it can air out. When you shut the door after running a load, any residual water left in the machine has nowhere to go and the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew is born. By simply leaving the door ajar, that water is allowed to evaporate. And always remember to take wet clothing out of the machine when the cycle has completed. It’s also a good idea to leave the soap dispenser door open as well.
Thank you for the ideas. I always leave the lid open, but I will try the hot water and vinegar.