Hi liz from David, 'The Famous Forry'
Your machine is a washer and dryer combined?
Once your machine has emptied please reve the filter and clean, then replace. If washer dryer as suspected then your machine has a lot of plastic ducting for the warm air flow and these can get clogged with bits of fluff and begin to smell. The trouble is getting at them to clean,,,,,, This is an engineers strip down job! Do not despair though as it may be remedied by doing a wash and adding a nice smelling disinfectant, you can buy these in concentrate bottles and add to your wash. Zoflora do some in small cigarette size boxes with many fragrances. Do not add any clothes , just do an empty wash and hopefully this will freshen up your machine. Best wishes at Christmas regards XXXXX XXXXXThe Famous Forry'
Yes, it is a combined washer/drier. I bought the AEG one that Which? recommended, and as it cost £600 I didn't expect any trouble. Fortunately my local engineer is great and doesn't charge a fortune. I suspected something like this might be the problem, I will try your suggestion.Many thanks, Liz