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Why do your clothes smell after they’ve been in the washing machine?

The washing machine is one of those home appliances you cannot imagine the life without. However, it is really frustrating if you get smelly, musky clothes from your washing machine. These types of smells are often associated with the lack of cleanliness and you may feel the need to spend more money on a new washing machine. Smelly washing is a real problem and here some reasons why it may be happening:

Faulty heating elements
One of the reasons for these smells can be a faulty heating element. In order to kill bacteria from clothing you need hot water. If the washing machine is washing clothes with lukewarm water, it provides bacteria with a breeding ground and may give that foul smell as it builds up over time. With an increasing number of low temperature laundry products available, and a general desire to conserve energy, you may also cause harm to your washing machine.

Your detergents
Your choice of washing detergent can also have an effect on the washing machine smell. Bleach-free detergents don’t have the necessary chemicals needed to kill bacteria. Bleach-free detergents can cause the washing machine to smell when combined with lower temperature wash too.

A clogged filter and other problems
If you don’t check the filters regularly, they may become blocked. Small hair bands to coins left in your pocket, can result in a build-up of dirt and bacteria which lead to bad smells.

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Extending the life of a new washing machine

There are two familiar styles of washing machines – top-loaders & front-loaders. Top loaders are rare in the UK and front-loaders are the more common here. Although both have different functionality, but they have similar life spans. Whenever people buy a new washing machine they hope it is of good quality and will be durable. Your washing machine needs attention and regular maintenance if it is to stand the test of time. Our experience in the appliance repair industry has taught us a lot about what one can do to increase the lifespan of a washing machine.

Avoid hard water
Usage of hard water in the washing machine results in more limescale deposits in the pipes of your washing machine, this could reduce the life span of your unit. The best way to avoid this is to install a water softener/filter on main water line. This will remove the minerals before they reach the washing machine and in turn will increase the lifespan of your washing machine.

Washing machine cleaner
Most front-loading washing machines owners complain about the odour caused by residual water, detergents and various other materials. This odour can transfer to your clothes and can cause an unpleasant situation. To avoid this, one should use washing machine cleaners regularly.

Proper usage & settings
Most laundry loads need only the shortest wash cycle for cleaning, and anything more will increase the wear on the system and create bigger energy bills to boot. To avoid this simply choose the appropriate water level setting for the load size. Use the high speed spin option too, to remove the water quickly from clothes and cut drying time.