Wipe out the door (inside the door-pull the rubber back with a javex cloth or something all around the ring). Buy Affresh.........do three loads on the hottest cycle (still wiping all the **** out after each wash) each with an Affresh tablet. If you can't get it......pour a cup of Javex in the bleach dispenser and do as above.
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Washer Cleaner -
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Remover and Smell Blocker
.Oxigenated cleaning action lifts away the Stinky,smell odors in your HE washing Machine.
Despite washers remain with some residual water in the pump and wet components it should no be so critical as you are indicating especially if you cleaned it as you stated. You are not describing the smell but try to isolate the source, like the washer drainage point (odors coming from sewage), behind the washer, and inside or under the washer where the mechanical components are. It wouldn't be surprising to find a dead rat, lizard or pests in there. Sometimes even wet laundry falling behind the appliances stinks strongly. Be safe moving and reaching on difficult places. Good luck.
I have found that using a l/4scoop of oxi cleaner any brand will do along with my regular wash detergent helps keep the odor under control . I leave my door open to the washer when not in use. Occasionally I will clean under the gasket with a mild cleaner. Remember the front loaders use less water and therefor less detergent. Good luck.
The odor that you are experiencing may be from the growth of mold. Inside the washer, some small pools of water may be left standing and is harboring mold spores. Even though you may operate the washer regularly, the mold spores are not being washed away.I have a couple of tips that might help to eliminate odor issues in your washing machine. First, and the most effective in my research is to, leave the lid, or door to the unit open. By leaving the door open, it promotes air circulation and evaporation of standing water. The reduction in odor, will occur quickly and dramatically.
My second tip is to run the washer empty for a quick rinse cycle. Add an entire cup of bleach at the start of the cycle. The bleach is effective at destroying organisms, such as mold and bacteria. However, running it once will not be completely effective. I suggest pouring another cup of bleach into the wash tub, after the cycle has completed. This will leave bleach as the standing pool and should prevent the growth of mold or bacteria. However, if you do this, before doing a load of laundry you should run an empty rinse cycle again, to avoid damage to the clothes from the bleach left standing in the wash tub.
Washer smells foul...this is often a build up of soap, water, too many chemicals and this has left a residue, and the mildew moves right in and it stinks. This builds up is often on the inside of the outer tank. Many times that this happens is when people use to much soap and then they only do laundry once a week. One good solution to help your odor problem...it works well...in a top loader I recommend 2 cups of cascade and 2 cups of bleach, fill your machine with hot water and let it agitate. At the end of the agitation/wash cycle, let the machine sit and soak for about 10-15 minutes to work on your scum, then close the lid and let it complete. Next load run whites to be safe all bleach is out. This should help. On some really bad odor problems, you may have to remove the inner basket to scrap off the build up from the inside of the outer tank. You may will need special tools to remove the inner basket. Fabric softener is also nasty for building up inside and under the agitator. It is recommended to use half to a quarter of the detergent that the package recommends. Other things that may help, leave the washer lid open between laundry days. Never cover your washing machine with those plastic covers.
what kind of washer? all front load washers get this issue the way to get rid of the smell is by doing an acid wash to your machine set the washer to the highest temp setting (sanitize would be best) mix in 1/2 to 2/3 cup of javex or white vinigar, either one will do it run your washer through the longest cycle possible with no clothes in it may need to be done more than once. and up to once a month
the smell is caused by leftover detergent and leftover fabric softner gathering on the interior shell and in the rubber boot at the door. front load washers do not require much detergent at all, and even less fabric softner. be careful on how much of these you are using, more is not better this will help prevent the odor from comming back as well when laundry is not being done, the front door should be left open a bit to allow air movement in the washer. hope this helps
I had a similar problem with odor. I ran the washer on hot with a few cups of vingear in the detergent, bleach, and fabric softener trays and it helped a lot. Also, be sure to leave the door cracked open when you remove wet clothes, so the inside of the washer can air dry.
The Duet has a filter trap that's pretty easy to clean. There could be debris catching residue and not allowing the washer to drain right. Remove the toe panel with a torx bit and turn the filter handlt to the left. Have towels handy because there is always a gallon or two of water left in washers after they drain! Cleaning the filter trap should be regarded as regular preventive maintenance.
Leaving the door open will actually make the problem worse because it dries out the odor-causing residue and makes it much harder to remove. If your washer stinks with the door open or shut it's time for a good cleaning before it gets worse! The area of heaviest buildup is always between the inner stainless tub and the outer plastic tub. After your washer has been cleaned you'll need to change your washing habits so odor doesn't return. If this doesn't remove bad odor you'll need a good washer cleaner.