Once the washer begins to smell bad, it is tough to remove this stink. Many reasons cause that misty smell, starting from the moisture and finishing with the fungus that grows inside the washer.
It is uncomfortable not only because it spoils the home air, but also because your newly washed clothes will too smell like that.
When your front load washing machine smells like rotten eggs, the first thing that must do is cleaning the washer with a special cleaner that removes that unpleasant odor.
While the washing detergent may dissolve different organic rests left on clothes, the detergent itself can accumulate inside the washer mechanism, together with various junk like hair or wool fibers.
All this together will gain a bad smell with the lapse of time. And the only way to get rid of this is to remove the primary reason.
Understanding this, I analyzed why the front load washing machine smells like rotten eggs and came to a few interesting conclusions.
Now it is trendy to use washers at low temperatures, as this helps to save money on low energy consumption and also considered to be safer for fabrics.
However, low temperatures (40 and less) are unable to manage with all those bacteria that live and breed in water. Different microbes are left in the washer, and their recrements make it smelly.
Another reason is the mild color-friendly washing detergents. Aggressive cleaning agents and bleach suppress the distribution of bacteria, while milder detergents do not build any kind of barrier for the spread of microbes.
Some part of water remains under the door seal. When I kept the door closed, this moisture begins to stink as it can’t evaporate.
Keeping the washer door opened and cleaning the rest of the water removes this problem.