The number 1 culprit when it comes to stinky laundry is the washing machine itself. Simply put, a stinky washing machine is likely to produce stinky laundry. Washing machines are prone to being smelly. This is because they offer the perfect damp, dark environment in which bacteria can thrive. Usually, the stink is a result of accumulated laundry detergent, mold, and limescale in your machine.
How to stop it
Before you call in a professional to assist, you can follow the below steps to help you fix the problem:
If your washing machine is still producing stinky laundry after following these steps, there is a possibility that the issue goes beyond your washing machine, i.e. a blocked or damaged plumbing pipe.