Editor's Pick | Jul 12th, 2021 | 2,391,842 Views

Why your washing machine smells...

Francesca Watts Independent Publisher

Cleaning & Maintenance

Associate Editor, Household Product Reviewer

What they don't want you to know...

Even after several huge washing machine manufacturers agreed to settle a number of class action lawsuits against them, mold and mildew can still be a huge concern to your health…

What they don't want you to know is that it's inevitable your washer will develop a bad smell at some point because the water inside can never fully drain out.

This warm, humid environment is a nursery for mold and bacteria to grow. That's the bad news. 

The good news is, there is something you can do about it right now.

Hi again! I’m Francesca, mother of 3 and a loving wife, but this story is not about me, it’s about how a weird washing machine cleaning tab saved us from a skin disease and smelly clothes.

Like in most of the families, the mom, does the chores around the house. That’s me. I cook, I clean, I wash clothes, and to be honest, I love it. I love taking good care of my family.

This story happened about 4 years ago. It was nothing big in the beginning.

What I started noticing was that the clothes didn’t smell as good as they used to, even right after I took them out of the washing machine... they used to smell so nice and clean, but not anymore.

I didn’t dwell too much on it as I thought it was the detergent to blame.

"One of my boys came home from school crying"

Needles to say, I changed the detergent... like 5 or 6 different detergents. Same smell. Actually worse, the smells were getting worse and at a very fast pace.

I knew I had something to do, but what?

I thought about changing the washing machine, but it looked fine and we weren’t prepared for such a purchase.

I thought it couldn’t get worse until...

One day one of my boys came home from school, crying. His teacher sent him home because he noticed some strange red spots in his face, around the nose and mouth. These spots started getting bigger, some of them developed into blisters. It felt "as if I had 1,000 mosquito bites" he said.

The doctor asked: "Have you recently noticed a bad smell in your washer?"

While my son was in my arms crying, he told me what has been happening to him for the last 2 weeks in school... He said the other kids had already been making fun of him for a while. They told him things like "you smell like a rotten egg, are you not showering anymore?" and lots of other heartbreaking things I don't even want to say or think about. We all know kids can be mean sometimes, but the fact that my own son was getting bullied in school truly broke me. 

Of course I took my son to the doctor's immediately, and I never expected what he would tell me...

His diagnose was clear: Impetigo. That's a skin infection which can be caused by "strep" or "staph" bacteria. 

What came to my surprise though, was one of the first questions the doctor asked: "Have you recently noticed a bad smell in your washer?" 

I was shocked. Not only did I find out my son was getting bullied because of the bad smell on his clothes, but he even got sick because of it. My whole world came crashing down around me when I realized it was the washing machine that was causing all this...

I felt

• Frustrated

• Helpless

• Miserable

• Embarrassed

... but I was determined not to give up and fix everything, but how?

"All I found was quick fixes that just wouldn't work for me"

I started searching for solutions online... but all I found was quick fixes that just wouldn't work for me. What I was fighting was a smelly and dirty washing machine.

I searched for days, I almost gave up and considered buying a new washing machine until...

An ad popped up...

Usually I hate ads, but this was different.

It was a washing machine cleaning tab that was killing 99.2% of the bacteria in the washing machine. I was intrigued, skeptical but intrigued.

I continued reading further about the tablets.

My skepticism faded away when I got to the reviews. Hundreds of women struggling with the same issues, managed to fix the problem using those tabs.

I was convinced that it was what I needed and without any hesitation I ordered a pack of them.

The tables arrived in the following days and as soon as I had them, I cleaned the washing machine as instructed.

When opening the washer after running the cleaning cycle with the Dexter tabs, I couldn't believe it. The moldy smell was fully gone, and all of a sudden there was a ton of grime coming out which I wiped away using some paper towels. The washing machine was like NEW... 

Just watch the video above and you'll see what I mean!

Needless to say I washed all the clothes in my house after cleaning the washing machine.

If you’re a person struggling with the same issues or you might just want to be proactive towards the problem, I suggest you use Dexter washing machine deep cleaning tabs.

Don’t wait until the smell and the bacteria take over.

Final Thoughts

I think these tablets are a must-have for every washing machine owner. They reliably clean your washer, kill all the dangerous mold, mildew & bacteria and even enhance the lifespan of your washer, thereby saving you tons of money on not having to buy a new one so soon. Plus they are environmentally friendly, not tested on animals (vegan-friendly), septic safe and work for all washers. 

Dexter is currently running a promotion for up to 40% Off your order if you choose one of their value bundles. Plus they have a 100% money back guarantee if you aren’t satisfied. 

The last time I wanted to buy another pack they were all sold out, so stock up on your supply on time. You really can't have enough of these, always remember to clean your washer regularly for the best possible results. Since I started using them, my family has been asking me why the clothes are smelling so good all of a sudden. I can only recommend these tablets to all my readers.


Hi, I'm Francesca! Mother of 3 boys and wife. I love lifehacks around cleaning & maintenance and have been working as an independent journalist for 12 years now. Here’s how I doubled my washing machines lifespan and, most importantly, kept my family safe from skin diseases.

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