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Hi thanks for the question over sud-zing can cause this problem change your detergent thanks the appliance doc

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SOURCE: Build up of scum on inside of agitator

You should be able to remove the agitator,also try adding or spraying limeaway or clr on it during the rinse cycle

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Check the bottom were the drain is, sometimes a broken glass, food particles get lodged and block the drain area. About once a month add a half cup of white vinegar and run as usual to keep appliance fresh and avoid soap scum build up.

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Hi,

This is common, if the machine does predominantly COLD washes.

Over a period of time, there is a build up of soap scum (washing powder/fabric softener etc) inside the machine, caused by using excess soap powder/detergent.

To recitfy this, fill the empty bowl (no clothes) with a solution of HOT water & CITRIC ACID (found in the baking isle of your grocery shop) on HI Water level. Set the machine to wash cycle, then drain.

Fill again with same solution, but leave solution inside the bowl overnight.

Drain next day, then follow with 1 single HOT wash (no clothes) on HI water level again.

The scum should be gone...

The hot flush should be done at least every 6 months, but this can be dramatically reduced if you use less soap powder (Samsung machines do not require as much powder, as do other machines)


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What can I do about growing mildew in the area I put detergent?


you need to lift the top and take apart the dispenser area and give it a real good cleaning including the hoses. you also need to make sure that at least once a month you do a hot wash and rinse to dissolve the build up of soap scum that a warm wash will not disolve. hope this breakdown will help you somewhat.250

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My GE washing machine has a foul odor after it has been used


Most likely caused by build up of soap scum. Fabric softeners are the major contributor to this. It causes a thick residue to build up on the outer drum.

Best to get a service technician to remove inner drum and scrape to clean it off.

Once clean Vinegar is good for disinfecting, and Descaler crystals are available, but neither of these will remove the soap sludge which would have built up over time.

Good luck
Ash

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set the machine off on a 95c wash with no clothes or soap in, the most likely cause is a build up of soap scum on the inside of the drum, also try to alternate between washing powders and liquid tablets.

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I also have had issues with a bad smelling LG Tromm 2277 washer when we leave the door closed after using it. One note on the LG site mentions that soap/scum buildup on the washer drum can encourage mold growth. They suggested running an empty wash load and then pause it after the water fills and add a hot tub cleaning product (Whirl Out - I got it at Lowe's) and restart the load. This stuff should help remove the soap scum and limit the smelly mold growth. My washer does not smell as bad after using it. I also have run an empty cycle with only bleach using the very hot sanitary load setting.

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