For safety reasons, always unplug and turn off the power and gas of the appliance before attempting an inspection or repair. Failure to do so could result in injury or even death so please use caution. Safety is of utmost importance before interacting with any electrical and gas appliance.
Problem: The machine has an unpleasant odor.
Solutions: For front load washers, use only 1 to 2 tablespoons of "HE" detergent.
Clean the machine's interior once a month by running the hottest cycle available with a little detergent or bleach.
When not using the machine, leave the door slightly open.
If your machine has a filter, clean it at least once a month.
Problem: The laundry remains unclean.
Solutions: For front load washers, use 1 to 2 tablespoons of "HE" detergent.
For lower temperatures, use liquid detergents. They dissolve better than powder detergents in cold water.