Clean the detergent drawer – a wipe over with a cloth should remove gunged-up bits of soap – try the trusty old toothbrush to get into fiddly bits.
Freshen up the machine by running it empty from time to time on a hot-wash programme with some washing-soda crystals or clear vinegar thrown in for good measure. This will remove odours and stop soap scum, lime scale, mildew etc
Always check manufacturer’s instructions first. Always try a test patch first. If you are unsure as to whether the item you are cleaning is suitable for our instructions, take professional cleaning advice first.