Why does my washer smell eggy?
When the washing machine smells like rotten eggs, that’s usually caused by hydrogen sulfide gas. When you don’t clean your washing machine often enough, detergent collects on rubber parts, and those parts become breeding grounds for stinky bacteria that give your washing machine a sulfur smell.
What would cause a washer to smoke?
A defective start switch, or bad start or run winding in the motor will keep the motor from starting properly, and the high in-rush current will continue causing the motor’s windings to overheat and burn. The burning motor winding is the cause of the smoke.
How do you get rid of the smell in a front load washing machine?
Pour two cups of white vinegar into the drum, then run a normal cycle at high heatwithout any clothes, of course. The baking soda and vinegar should break up any residue stuck to your drum and kill any mold that might be present. They’ll also help remove any foul odors.
Is vinegar bad for your washing machine?
Vinegar is sometimes used as a fabric softener or for getting rid of stains and odors in laundry. But as with dishwashers, it can damage the rubber seals and hoses in some washing machines to the point of causing leaks. In his experience, front-load washers are especially susceptible to vinegar-related damage.
Can I mix vinegar and laundry detergent?
You can use vinegar and laundry detergent in the same load, but you cannot mix them. If you’re using detergent, add the vinegar to the rinse cycle after the detergent is out. Otherwise, you’ll get oily clothes.
Can I mix vinegar and Tide?
Sure, if you want to waste your vinegar and detergent. Detergents are alkaline and vinegar is acid. Mix them together and you have a chemical reaction that removes the detergent and leaves a residue that will be left in the clothing. Vinegar is not.
Where do I put baking soda in my washing machine?
This is especially important if you have hard water or use a value-priced detergent. The dry baking soda should be added to the empty washer tub before dirty laundry is added. Do not place baking soda in a washer’s automatic dispensers.