Are you fighting an odor in your Miele or Asko front load washing machine?

Here are a few things you can do to help conquer this problem:

A) If the washer is not used every day or is not going to be used for an extended period of time, it is recommended the detergent drawer be left slightly ajar and do not latch the main door closed, leave it also ajar to allow air to enter the unit. Also, if the washer is not used every day, the door seal and tub boot should be dried with a towel.

B) If the cycles normally used call for cold or warm water only, the machine should be cycled periodically with nothing in it on a hot cycle to clean out the washer, washing machine cleaners can be obtained that will aid in cleaning the unit.

C) Most causes of odors from the washing machine are due to over sudsing, using too much detergent or the wrong type of detergent (you must use only high efficiency, “he”, detergent), soapy water will sit and build a residue.  The odor is from bacteria trying to breakdown the soap. Run the washer on a “Sanitize” cycle or the hottest cycle, if foam starts to appear, this would indicate that there was still soap in the machine.