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Indesit washing machine smelly water in the drum

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My daughter has inherited Indesit IWC71452 washing machine in her flat which appears to be working, washes the clothes okay but she keeps finding a pool of water in the drum afterwards which smells bad. We've tried the following

  • Taken out and cleaned the filter - smells disgusting but nothing blocking it and it seems to be clear inside
  • Ran a hot service wash
  • It's plumbed into the kitchen sink, checked the U bend which was clean and water seems to be draining fine from the machine.
  • The conditioner drawer collects water also despite being cleaned

If anyone can offer any further things to try before calling and engineer or buying a new machine we would be very grateful.


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Hello. It's probably siphoning down the drain hosefrom the sink. Check this article that explains it well (Tip no 2) Tips for correctly connecting up a washing machine

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