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George-Allsorts, Senior Appliance Technicial Manager
Category: Appliance
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How do i deal with my Zanussi XJ 1217 washing machine which

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how do i deal with my Zanussi XJ 1217 washing machine which has a musty odour which permeates the washing? We have just moved house and the machine was part of the deal. I have wiped as best as i can the drumseal and cleaned the filter.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 2 years ago.

Hello Michael, my name is George..

The the must smell and any development of sludge is caused by the growth of bacterior within a damp atmosphere.. You can cure this by putting the appliance on the hottest wash possible, with nothing in the tub. Do this several times and on your final attempt use a proprietory cleaning agent such as affresh. Use a mildew cleaner on the door seal.

Also, it will help prevent the bacterior growth in the future if you leave the door ajar after use.

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