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Laundry My laundry is clean looking but smells bad after a wash.

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  • Anonymous Oct 07, 2008

    Foul order coming from my washing machine, it's only a few months old

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I had my friend, and my daughter, who both have the same problem, do the same thing and it solved the problem After a cleaning cycle, I had them run a wash load of just water and put 2 cups of vinegar inside the washer.
Vinegar kills bacteria! NO Sour Smell. They do this after about 5 wash loads and it has helped or you can pour vinegar in during the wash cycle if you want.

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Interesting article explaining the problem associated with Front Loader Washing Machines and new products to combat the mold/fungus build up inside them.. Check it out....------------------------------------------------------------
Consumers who own front-loading washing machines should use only about one-quarter of the recommended amount of high-efficiency, or HE, low-sudsing detergent. Standard, non-HE detergents in front-loaders are too sudsy.

Why don't top-loading machines have this problem? Less efficient top-loaders that use more water typically flush out excess suds, soil, detergent and fabric softener.

Class-action lawsuits against manufacturers such as LG, Whirlpool and
Maytag have been filed, alleging mold and mildew problems in front-loading washers.

Some suits have been settled while others are pending, affecting hundreds of thousands of consumers, said Rob Shelquist, a partner at the Lockridge Grindal Nauen firm in Minneapolis.

According to Whirlpool, the low water use and airtight seals on HE front-loaders create the potential for odor-causing mold and mildew. Whirlpool has its own anti-odor product, Affresh, which sells for $7 for three treatments. SmellyWasher is more expensive than Affresh initially ($16 for 24 treatments), but Flynn's product lasts a year.

SmellyWasher can be used as a preventive monthly or less often if smaller amounts of detergent are used. Affresh is also used monthly, but a $7 packet of three tablets lasts only three months. Flynn's product will remove musty odors from towels or clothing, which Affresh does not claim to do.

Getting rid of problem
To eliminate odors, Smellywasher users should put a capful of Flynn's product in the detergent dispenser, select the hottest water temperature and the extra-large load to fill the empty washer with the largest amount of water. Let the water agitation start and then stop the washer and allow the solution to soak for two to four hours. Repeat as necessary and allow to soak overnight if needed.

Flynn said that the product works best in hot water. Consumers might want to run the faucet closest to the washing machine until the water is hot before starting the process or turn up their water heater temperature until the load is finished. (Remember to turn the temp back down to avoid scalding.) Flynn offers a money-back guarantee. Stubborn cases of mold and mildew might require five to seven treatments.

Susie Thymian is such a believer that she now sells SmellyWasher in her own store, McGinnis Appliance in Morris, Minn. Thymian had blamed the musty smell from her towels on her teenagers, who often leave wet towels in a pile in their bedrooms. Her kids' solution to the stink was to use more towels. Thymian's answer was to use more bleach in the laundry, but nothing got rid of the mystery mold odor until she found Flynn's product.

Only a few of Flynn's customers are from
Minnesota so far. Most come from regions with higher humidity. Sharon Turner, who lives in steamy San Antonio, said SmellyWasher worked after several cycles. "I was ready to throw out my plush towels and my front washer. It saved my sanity."

Link to this article..http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-smelly-washer_chomes_0912sep12,0,7369054.story

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Washing Machines Need Cleaning, Too We interrupt this scintillating mechanical exploration of washing machine mechanics to bring up a very important matter: why your laundry might stink even after a fresh wash. It may be that your washer is dirty.

Regularly clean the top and door of the washer to prevent the buildup of dirt and detergent. When you wash very linty materials, pull lint from the tub after removing the laundry. Built up lint can keep water and detergent from properly circulating and soap deposits themselves may cause laundry to smell bad.
To solve this problem, fill the tub with water and add 1/2 cup of baking soda or 3 cups of white vinegar; then run the machine through the complete wash cycle. If the deposits are really bad, wash the inside of the tub with a solution of household ammonia and mild detergent. Rinse thoroughly and wipe the tub with liquid bleach.
A word of caution: Rinse the tub thoroughly before wiping it out with bleach. The combination of ammonia and bleach forms a potentially dangerous gas called chloramine. This compound can cause health issues ranging from mild skin irritation to digestive and kidney problems
Finally, run the machine through a complete wash cycle before you put any more laundry in. Hopefully, you were able to address your issue with these simple steps.
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Regularly clean the top and door of the washer to prevent the buildup of dirt and detergent. When you wash very linty materials, remove lint from the tub after removing the laundry. Soap deposits may cause laundry to smell bad. To solve this problem, fill the tub with water and add 1 pound of water softener or 1 gallon of white vinegar; then run the machine through the complete wash cycle. If the deposits are really bad, wash the inside of the tub with a solution of household ammonia and mild detergent. Rinse thoroughly and wipe the tub with liquid bleach. Caution: Rinse the tub thoroughly before wiping it out with bleach. Ammonia and bleach can combine to form a very dangerous gas.
Finally, run the machine through a complete wash cycle before you put any more laundry in.

on Jan 16, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Its a stale, manky smell on all the clothes when they come out.


Hi, You did not mention front or top loading machine so I am going to assume you have a front loading machine.

Do this to clean your machine. Run a hot wash with 1/4 cup NON-bleach "powdered dishwashing soap" (Dawn or Cascade) and 1 cup of bleach. Then run a rinse with 2 cups vinegar and finally a regular wash with cleaning rags and HE type laundry soap. You may hae to do the dishwashing powder and 1 cup bleach wash 2 times to clear a bad case of mildew build up. You will not find this in any manufacturers user's manual but it will rid your machine of the nasty / musty smells.
If you are using regular laundry soap this problem will repeat often. If your using HE laundry soap you should do the above procedure about every 90 days.
We would appreciate hearing any success or failures related to your post by a future response from you as to how the solution above worked out.

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Jan 11, 2011 | Washing Machines

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I want an effective way to clean the machine. I did some laundry which was very dirty and the machine continues to smell bad.


Try a no-clothes machine wash with hot water, white vinegar, and regular detergent. Make sure to leave the door/lid open after the wash. Hope this helps!

Jul 09, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Everytime we do laundry, we have a horrible smell in the washing machine. We have tried bleach and hot water but no success. Any other ideas?


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Jan 08, 2010 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6000 Top Load Washer

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I have a strange odor


It is normal for all models of washing machines to have a gallon or two of water left inside the bottom of the washer and in the drain pump. This is not the cause of odor. The smell is being caused by residue left on the inside of the plastic outer tub.


The best way to clean a stinky washer is to use a washer cleaner that is able to be used with clothing in the washer. The added bulk of the laundry will raise the water level to include the splash area 3-5 inches above the normal waterline. This splash area always has the worst buildup.
After the odor is gone you'll need to change washing habits to keep it away.

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Laundry smells like mildew after washing


Front load washers retain water that you cant see or get to. There are cleaners for washing machines available. I clean mine every month with alot of bleach , try pouring a half gallon of bleach in the soap insert on a normal wash cycle and an extra rinse would not hurt no clothes of course.

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Removal of washing machine soap dispenser - Indesit


hi sue,

i've check the web and i found thatt you just have to pull the soap dispenser towards you. if some clips are rising when you pull it, gently press it down and continue pulling it.

tnx 4 using fixya,

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