Why does my washer smell like sulfur?
Besides, how do I fix a smelly washing machine?
Here's how to deal with the odor coming from your front loader:
- Step 1: Mix baking soda and water. Mix ¼ a cup of baking soda with ¼ a cup of water.
- Step 2: Add vinegar. Pour 2 cups of white vinegar into the drum and run a normal load at high heat.
- Step 3: Scrub with a sponge.
- Step 4: Keep it fresh with every load.
One may also ask, why does my laundry room smell like a sewer? Clogs in your washing machine's drain line will produce offensive odors that may resemble sewer gas. Bacteria will form on organic clog materials such as hair and soap, causing the sewer-like smell every time water washes down the drain pipe.
In this regard, why does my washing machine smell like rotten eggs when it runs?
The the rotten egg smell that you are experiencing is most likely hydrogen sulfide gas. When you put your washing machine in the spin cycle it is likely that not all of the water is draining out and it begins to build up bacteria and produces hydrogen sulfide.
Why is there a bad smell coming from my washing machine?
Odors can be caused by a build-up of bacteria, slime, mildew or soap scum, accumulating in the internals. Odor can also be due to poor drainage from the washer which will cause the dirty water to become stagnant in the machine, allowing bacteria in the water to grow.