Fabric softener is evil
I had my Asko for 10 plus years. I never used to use fabric softner. My kids were "asking" for soft towels. The by-product of nice hotel experience, I guess....
I started to use a touch of fabric softener with just towels. I have been doing this a few months. Now, my washing machine smells if I don't leave the door open! I never worried about that for the first 10 years of owning the machine.
The fabric softener must get deposited in places during the extraction cycle where the water cannot get it washed off even with cycles that do not use the fabric softner.
Egad, the fabric softner is NOT worth the trouble. Dryer sheets always leave a little yucky deposits on the dryer.
Any GOOD dryer sheets that do not make the dryer yucky inside?