There are several reasons why your washing machine may smell damp or musty. Unpleasant smells are a sign that your washing machine needs a quick cleaning refresh. Banish bad odours and prevent limescale with our washing machine cleaning guide.
It’s important to clean your washing machine regularly. Whilst we suggest you deeply clean your machine once every 1-3 months, the frequency of your cleaning should depend on how often your appliance is used. By regularly cleaning your machine, you can prevent the build of mold, bacteria and odours, ensuring perfectly hygienic, fresh laundry every time.
Tom McGarry, our Beko Laundry Product Manager, recommends, “giving your washing machine a clean from time to time. Softener, detergent and dirt can build up, causing some unpleasant odours. Clean your machine with a washing machine cleaning agent. Simply add this to your detergent drawer and run a high temperature programme with no washing in the machine”.
There’s no need to be alarmed if your washing machine smells of damp or musty. Unpleasant smells are an indication that your washing machine needs a good clean.
Residues of softener, detergent and dirt may accumulate in your washing machine over time, causing some unpleasant smells. To clean your machine follow these simple steps:
These steps should help the cleanliness of your washing machine. However, some Beko washing machines have dedicated programmes to aid in this process. Select the Drum Cleaning programme, or use the Cottons-90 programme and select either the Additional Water or the Extra Rinse auxiliary functions, followed by repeating the suggested steps above. For a more detailed guide, see how-to descale your washing machine.
To deeply clean your washing machine, check out our handy tips below:
The filter protects the drain pump from potential damage from foreign objects during the discharging of water, like coins or buttons. It is located on the bottom right hand side of your machine and should be cleaned every three months, or whenever it becomes clogged.
Detergent drawers can quickly build up with detergent deposits, making it harder for the detergent and fabric softener to travel into the drum. Because of this, it is a good idea to remove and clean the detergent drawer after every four to five uses of the washing machine. Follow our guide below to clean you detergent drawer quickly and easily:
Check out our video for a more visual guide on our how to clean your detergent drawer page.
You should regularly clean the washing machine drum as residue from dirt and detergent and bacteria can build up over time.
For more a visual guide on how to keep your washing machine in top condition, watch the video below.
Or, for more general information, read your washing machine's manual. Can't find yours? You can download it here.
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