When the washing machine is new, the clothes are clean and have a fresh scent that lasts a long time, but as time goes on, an unpleasant odor appears inside the tank. There are several ways to remove the bad smell inside the washing machine.
1. Select the program that uses hot water
Lately, big companies have created detergents able to clean clothes at low temperatures, but you should know that the constant use of programs that clean at low temperatures leads to bacterial growth inside the tank.
Bacteria is responsible for producing bad odor inside the washer. If you have clothes that bear hot water use the high temperature program to kill bacteria inside the tank.
2. Always keep the door open
Moisture inside the washing machine favors unpleasant odors, so after each wash, you should leave the door open.
3. Use less balm
Balm is ideal for scenting laundry items, however, used regularly, it leaves residues, which foster bad odors. Even if you’re using conditioner on every wash, if you reduce the number of uses, you can prevent unpleasant odors.
4. Clean the detergent and fabric softener compartments
At least once a month, it’s advisable to remove the detergent and conditioner compartments and to wash them with hot water. Detergent and conditioner residues smell unpleasant, so it’s advisable to wash the compartments often.
5. Clean the washing machine with backing soda
Also, once a month, it’s better to use a cleaning treatment for your washing machine. Without filling the vat with clothes, add 2 tablespoons of baking soda in the detergent compartment and set the program with the highest temperature. Leave the machine to wash “empty” because baking soda will destroy the bacteria.