Tip & How-To about Washing Machines
With newer higher efficiency washing machines flooding the market today, new issues arise. One annoyance is odor of mildew on towels or coming from the front load or even top load machines.
With a little maintenance and care this trouble can be eliminated and avoided in the future.
If you currently have the odor locate one of the following products
- Smelly Washer
Run the hottest cycle without clothes and the product you chose. If the washer is especially bad you may need to run a second clean out using another dose.
After the washer is clean be sure you only use the recommended detergent for your product. HE detergents are required for most all front loading machines and a lot of new top loading machines too. This is very important, because if the wrong type is used it can cause build up in hidden areas that will cause odors as well as performance issues and even premature failures of components.
Do not use any additives that are not recommended for your machine, check with the manufacturer or owners guides for specifics.
Leave the lid or door open at least partially when not in use, this will move air through the unit to help keep odors away.
Use the Affresh or similar product once a month in the machine to keep anything from building up where you can't see.
Other washer issues:
Wont Stop Filling http://www.fixya.com/TipsAndTricks/preview.aspx?thid=4621172
Control Locked http://www.fixya.com/support/r4624473-control_locked
Posted by Philip on
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