Stink coming from my washing machine?? HELP

So the last couple days I have noticed a nasty smell to my washing machine.  I know my sense of smell is still really hight with being pregnant but it smells of rotten eggs!!  NASTY!!!

There are no clothes in there or anything for it to smell??

Right now I am running a clothes free cycle on hot water with just bleach to try to clean it out.  I was also reading up and might try a baking soda and vinegar solution if the bleach does not work.

I also heard that I might need to take some piece off and clean it??

I also heard it could be a water issue but wouldn't the shower and other water stink too?

Has anyone else experienced this??  What did you do to fix the smelly, icky, nasty smell??

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Katie said…
I've had this problem from leaving a load in there too long and a mold smell lingers. If the bleach doesn't work the vinegar should. I think bleach should probably work though...
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Michelle said…
I've never had the problem, but was going to suggest vinegar. Hopefully the bleach worked for you.
Karen Mortensen said…
We also had this problem. Tide has just come out with a washing machine cleaner. It is great. But , whatever you use, you might have to do it a few times. Good luck.
( jason ) said…
Are you sure the smell is coming from your washing machine, and not from your floor drain? From time to time (sometimes corresponding to a major weather change) odors to come up from the floor drain, and your whole basement will smell bad. But, particularly where there's a drain (like by the washing machine). You can pour a gallon of hot water down it, or some diluted bleach or vinegar, and the odor should dissipate.
Well we dont have a floor drain just a hose.

So far the washer seems ok... smells only of the bleach at the moment.

I will try the vinegar/ baking soda if I smell it again.

If the does not work I will call the landlord/maitnence!
So far it seems that the bleach has worked! :)

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