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Our Clothes smell musty and the washer smells too

We moved into a new home. The home came with a Whirlpool Duet washer/dryer. The washer smells musty and bad and so do our clothes after washing. Help.

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  • amypars Oct 04, 2008

    help

  • betj Oct 05, 2008

    Whatever goes into my washer comes out smelling slightly musty, but towels pick up the worst of it. I have tried running just bleach through and also tried vinegar. I have wiped the inside of the gasket and changed detergents. I leave the door open for the washer to dry after each wash day. HELP!!!!

  • klargent898 Oct 06, 2008

    I have the same problem and have tried the vinegar and bleach thing.  After reading some other complaints and suggestions, I am cleaning under the rubber portion by the door and around the barrel.  I heard that you need high efficiency soap and I was not using that and probably using way too much.  I am going to switch and use less softener and see if that helps.  Additionally I am taking apart the soap dispenser and cleaning it along with the space it goes in.  I will try running some bleach or pine cleaner through it afterwards and see what happens.  Anyone have any other suggestions?

  • Anonymous Oct 07, 2008

    My washer has the same oder. I only use the HE soap and always less than what is suggested by the manufacturer. The rubber around inner opening has mold spots I can no longer remove and the softner dispenser never completely empties of water, so I have to scrub weekly to keep the mold from building up. I am open to any suggestions, this situation is unacceptable!

  • kpipkin Oct 09, 2008

    I have the same problem! The rubber around the drum has gotten mold spots on it that I cannot remove. I only use HE detergent and the problem has still developed. I leave the door open after every cycle so the inside can dry. I've wiped and cleansed behind the rubber after almost every cycle. It's gross! Hoping to find a solution!

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I checked the whirlpool web site and typed in "musty washer" for a search of the site. They gave directions on how to run a cleaning cycle on the machine (whether your washer has a special button for it or not) This REALLY helped my machine. They also had trouble shooting tips for keeping the musty smell away.

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How do we clean with this machine .


Is this a front-load washer or top load?

Is the machine operating properly, or are your clothes getting a musty smell?

The musty smell has a few solutions, One may work but probably a combination of all will work best.


Immediately move wet clothes to the dryer, do not let them sit in the washer for a long time.
If your clothes smell, put mouthwash with your clothes directly in the tub during the wash cycle (this will not stain your clothes)
leave the door open when not in use (lets it dry out)
If the washer smells, use bleach and hot water in an empty cycle once in a while (kills just about every kind of bacteria or mold which may be causing the smell)
Use washing machine cleaner once in a while(can be found at your local grocery store isle next to detergent)
Dry your clothes completely, damp clothes can start to smell again.

If you are looking for a new washer, try to find a newer model that features a stainless steel tub with silver impregnation. The silver is a natural disinfectant.

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I have a musty odor after my clothes are washed. What's the problem. I clean my machine monthly with bleach.


I use 20 mule team borax and leave the door open when not in use and have no more musty smell in washer or clothes.

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If you don't leave the door open after each use you will get a musty smell and mold will build up in the bellows. also you need to wipe the bellows dry and the door glass dry as to not get a build up of soap residue on it which will eventually make the door leak. Also, only use one or two tablespoons of soap, not what the soap manufacturer says on the package.

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Make sure the door is kept open when not in use and also make shure that you do the cleaning procedure as described on the book once a month.

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