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Noisy stinky bosch washing machine

Discussion in 'Appliances' started by JaymieD, 4 May 2012.

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    Hi
    I'm new to this so if this has already been discussed please forgive me! My Bosch exxcel 1200 washing machine has been brilliant up to now - to be fair it is 8 years old so should I be expecting a much longer life span? - I decided to put it on a boil wash to give it a clean out and since then it stinks! Like stagnant water, which was no way near as strong before as it is now. Also it has been making a bit of a racket as if something is caught in the drum, but it does it when the drum isnt spinning. I think its been making this noise for a while and i've always thought it was a zip and not paid much attention. Having two little ones, my washing pile never sees the bottom of the basket so i really need some advice!! Thank you!
     
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    Do you wash pet bedding? how "soiled" are the little ones clothes that you wash?
     
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    I don't wash any pet bedding and any soiled kids clothng gets thoroughly rinsed before going into the washing machine, I try not to leave it in there wet for too long. We've been leaving the door and drawer open to try to dry it out a bit. Any suggestions?
     
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    smell the rubber seal. does it smell bad? You could try a few service washes with Dr Beckmanns cleaning product or a small cup of soda crystals.
     
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    I've cleaned it with bleach, it didnt really smell that much before though. I bought some calgon to see if that works, not sure if the loud noise is limescale build up, although it makes the noise when its not spinning. I have put it on a 90 degree wash empty, is this the same as a service wash?
     
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    you should always leave the door ajar, although not sure how you will go about this if you have curious little ones :confused:
    This video is quite good at explaining the areas to look for with mould http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-heal-your-smelly-washing-machine

    If its still smelly it could be a lot of scum build up which you have just 'cooked' with a 90c wash. You might have to try cleaning products a few times in a row to try and shift it. Bleach on its own won't remove it.

    I always do at least one 60c wash per week and one 90c wash per month. What temps do you wash at?
     
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