Does anyone know how to get rid of a sour smell in a washing machine? It's
only there when we do a load of laundry (during the cycle) and it leaves our
clothes smelling slightly sour. I've tried pouring a whole bottle of white
vinegar in and running it on empty with hot water, and the same thing with
bleach instead. Neither worked. It's to the point now that it stinks up the
whole house when we wash clothes. Is there anything else we can try or
something we can do to the washer to fix this? Where would this sour smell
be coming from, since it's not there unless we wash clothes. The water from
our taps does not smell odd at all. I'm ready to get a new washing machine
if I can't get it to go away.
Thanks, Eric. I think we're getting a new washer. That probably sounds
insane, but this washer came with the house (it was a model home, so not
sure if it was ever used) and I've never liked it anyway. We've had it for
five years. The next washer will be better cared for and a better brand
(this one's a GE).
could be the washer pump letting water back in
does your tub or toilet or anything take on any extra water during the
my bath tub fills up about half way then goes back down...
that's just my main drain not being large enough.. so my tub acts as a
it really soiunds like your wash machine is getting sour water reflux
its coming back in through the pump..
how else? you soaked it down in bleach
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