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Does your front load washer smell bad?

In order to keep all front loader washers from smelling and developing black mold make sure you leave the door open when not in use. If it is allowed to dry out between washings the smell and the mold will be squelched. You can also leave the dispenser door open also to dry out.

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Kenmore washer mold smell issue


front loader of top loader? For front loaders you need to dry around the front gasket and leave the door open 24 hours after each wash.

Put a couple of towels in the machine and add a full box of Arm and Hammer Baking Soda and do a 90' boil wash. Clean towels and the smell gone.

Jul 17, 2016 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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The washer bucket has developed a black mold & smells.can I fix?


first you have to wash the mold away the next solution is to go to home depot and pick up a product called affresh it cleans out the inside of your washer this is a once every 1-3 months product that will also prolong the life of your washer and all front loaders ive also found that this works great in top loaders as well

Apr 30, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MAH6500A Front Load Washer

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getting what looks like mold on the front rubber seal/gasket


Front loaders do not dry out unless you leave the door open when not in use. Start leaving the door open and the mold will dry out and flake off. It will smell better also!

Mar 15, 2010 | GE WSXH208A Front Load Washer

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My Frigidaire Affinity front loader smells like mold


have you cleaned the main waste pipe as this surpisingly enough gathers a lot of gunk and in warm weather makes it smell,i say this cus we expeirieced this and i replaced rather than cleaned the waste pipe,worth a try it worked for me,rgds paul

Jul 07, 2009 | Frigidaire GLTF2940ES Front Load Washer

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SMELL IN WASHER MODEL #MAH5500BWW AND BLACK MOLD


If you are using a high efficiency front loader than you suffer from the same symptoms that these front loaders typically have. The infamous bad smell and mold.. This is quite common because the front loaders actually seal the wash tub area with a water proof gasket around the door and left closed, the leftover water that gasket will get musty and if left untreated, may develop mold. Home Depot sells AFFRESH tablets that you cycle thru the qwasher about once a month and that usually does the trick.. The less desirable method is to wipe the gasket area with a towel or equivalent and leave the washer door open or partially open to air dry. That's been my experience.. Hope that helps !

Jul 24, 2008 | Maytag Washing Machines

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