How can I stop my washing machine from smelling?

How to Clean a Smelly Washing Machine

Washing machines work hard to keep your clothes clean and fresh, so we’d recommend giving your washing machine a clean from time to time. 

What a smelly washing machine smells like and what it means

If your washing machine smells of damp or if it smells musty or even of rotten eggs, it's nothing to be alarmed about, but it is a sign that your washing machine needs a good clean.

What causes a smelly washing machine?

Residues of softener, detergent and dirt may accumulate in your washing machine over time, causing some unpleasant smells. Follow these steps and your washing machine will smell fresh again in no time:

  1. Add washing machine limescale remover / descaler powder or tablet into the detergent drawer, before starting the programme.
  2. If the anti-limescale is in tablet form, place one tablet into the second compartment.
  3. Run the programme without any laundry in the machine.
  4. Dry the inside of the drum with a clean cloth.

These steps should help the cleanliness of your washing machine. However, some Beko washing machines have dedicated programmes to aid in this process. Select the Drum Cleaning programme, or use the Cottons-90 programme and select either the Additional Water or the Extra Rinse auxiliary functions, followed by repeating the suggested steps above.For more information on how to clean your machine’s drum, its detergent drawer, body and control panel, or its water intake filters, consult your manual. Can’t find it? Not to worry – search for it here.

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