After a while washing machines can begin to start to smell and get black mould around the door seal, a way of preventing/slowing down this process is by leaving the washing machine door open after use until it has dried out, warm wet environments create the mould. Also due to living in a hard water area we recommend you use a descaler at least twice a year with the machine empty to give it a good clear out of any limescale buildup.
Calgon is a water softener which will prevent a little bit but won’t stop it in an area like ours.
However sometimes the build up of mould is so bad the only option is to replace the door seal, which is a reasonable cost to do.
Most washing machines have a filter that is accessible from the front of the machine.
Iif you have one of these machines then you should check this filter once a month to clear out any debris that has collected there such as coins, hairclips, small toys.
To check simply open the flap and unscrew the filter. However you must be careful to screw it back in properly to prevent cross threading and leaks afterwards. If you clear your filter regularly it can prevent problems such as smelly machines and drain/spin faults.
123 Domestic Appliances is a small family run business based in Southampton, we cover most of South Hampshire, and offer a same day/next day service to our customers. We offer low cost repairs in a timely fashion, repairing most appliances on our first visit. All work is guaranteed for 12 months and most of our work is through recommendations and regular customers as our reputation is our most important asset.
Tumble dryers – Vented and Condensing
Electric Ovens, hobs, hoods
Brands we repair
Plus other manufacturers of appliances
Areas we cover
Southampton and the surrounding areas up to Winchester, across to Fareham and Totton