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Post# 1158879   9/6/2022 at 10:52 by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        

Hey guys, Iíve noticed that whenever I have a shower or whenever I do laundry when getting water directly from the hot water tap, Iíve always noticed that it seems to have a bit of a chlorine smell, not as strong as a pool but definitely noticeable, I live in the very south east of Australia Canberra region, itís weird but Iím not sure if itís normal


whatís your opinions





Post# 1158944 , Reply# 1   9/6/2022 at 21:47 by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

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perhaps your anode (sacrificial) is shot?

Post# 1158947 , Reply# 2   9/6/2022 at 22:10 by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
Oh we use a tankless water heater

As thatís what came with the house when we brought it

Post# 1158954 , Reply# 3   9/6/2022 at 22:47 by qsd-dan (West)        

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Bacteria?

What temp do you have it set at?


Post# 1158958 , Reply# 4   9/7/2022 at 00:19 by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
We have it set to

50įC, mum doesnít want any hotter as much as I do

Post# 1158967 , Reply# 5   9/7/2022 at 06:50 by gizmo (Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia)        

Pretty normal.

Whenever I'm in Australian cities I always think the water smells like chlorine. We have tank water so I'm used to pure rainwater. City water stinks, some worse than others.

It's a long time since I was in Canberra, I don't remember the water but I'd be surprised if it wasn't heavily chlorinated.


Post# 1159227 , Reply# 6   9/10/2022 at 16:12 by SudsMaster (California)        

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Since our local water company here in California switched from chlorine to chloramine, the "chlorine smell" has gone away from the tap water.

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Post# 1159230 , Reply# 7   9/10/2022 at 17:08 by qsd-dan (West)        

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I can buy the overflowing standpipe theory for the slower spin as there were many, many complaints about that problem. I don't buy the wrinkling clothes theory.

Not sure why Speed Queen didn't shift the motor to a faster speed once most of the water was out of the tub ala Frigidaire Multimatic and Rollermatic style.



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