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Washing machine smells

What can I do if my clothes smell when they come out of the washing machine?

If your clothes smell when they come out of the washing machine, this can be for various reasons. It could be caused by washing regularly at low temperatures or wrong dosing of the detergent. Laundry that isn’t taken out of the drum at the end of the programme can quickly develop unpleasant smells.

Modern breathable fabrics such as sport clothing or special machine-washable textiles should be treated with the appropriate detergent to ensure that bacteria are completely removed. Bacteria can be responsible for odours in textiles as well as in the washing machine. We recommend you use a hygienic conditioner to avoid this.

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If you experience any problems with your home appliance, you can arrange a visit from a Bosch service technician. Use our online contact form or call Customer Service on 1300 369 744.

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If you've forgotten where you put the manual that came with your appliance, you can download it online.

Self help videos

Check our video guides to learn more about how to get the most out of your appliance and clean and maintain it effectively.