After washing many loads, you may notice a musty smell emanating from the washing machine. It happens due to the deposit of lint and detergent in some parts of the machine’s drum. Here’s a quick fix for a smelly washing machine.
Make a mix. Prepare a solution of ¼ a cup of baking soda and ¼ a cup of water. Add this solution to your machine’s detergent container.
Add some vinegar. Pour 2 cups of white vinegar into the drum and run a normal load at high heat.
Now cleanse. Scrub any remaining dirt or stain spots with the rough side of a sponge dipped in a solution of 1 part of vinegar and 1 part of water. Do not forget to clean the rubber seal.
Next, to maintain freshness, use detergents made for high-efficiency machines. Keep the drum dry between cycles, clear the detergent drawer and lint filter, and clean the gasket once in a while.