A 25 percent mixture of vinegar to water is effective in most circumstances, but a larger amount can be used for stronger odors. If a severe odor is not going away, pour a cup of white vinegar in with the detergent and wash the clothing separately from other garments.,
Your washing machine's drain line can become clogged up over time. This can lead to smells that are very similar to sewer gas. Your drain doesn't even have to be completely clogged for these smells to become an issue. Partial clogs can smell really bad due to built-up bacteria in the drain pipe.Jul 28, 2019
Dishwashing liquid, vinegar and water: take one tablespoon of dishwashing liquid, such as Dawn, one tablespoon of white vinegar and two cups of lukewarm water. Soak the item for at least 15 minutes and then use a clean, white cloth and blot it until the liquid is absorbed.Mar 12, 2021
Run a small load of hot water with no clothes. Add a cup of half baking soda and half distilled white vinegar to the load. If this seems to have an effect but the smell still lingers, do the same with a cup of bleach instead of vinegar and baking soda.