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Musty stale smell

We've had our LG Tromm WM1814CW for 18 months. For the past year the inside of the wash drum has had a nasty smell to it. I've cleaned out the door seal several times with a sponge and Clorox cleaner. It's never been all that dirty though around there and it doesn't knock the smell out either. The clothes seem to be getting clean at least, they just smell funky.

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  • tmgerm1 Oct 10, 2008

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    I will try using vinegar. Let me know though how to dispense the vinegar. I imagine I would just add it in with the detergent in the detergent compartment, but want to be sure. Also I've seen some suggestions regarding Affresh. Is it a proven product. Is it similar to using vinegar?



    Todd

  • risestarr Oct 22, 2008

    I have the same problem with my washer. All the clothes (especially the towels) smell musty every time.

  • marlah Nov 13, 2008

    I have the same problem with my LG washer!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    under the door gasket sludge seems to build up and smells nasty. I try to clean w wipes but its tough to get to. pulling gasket back is a pain in my ***. I've ran multible cleaning cycles and that doesn't seem to help. tx

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HI thanks for your question. ALL front load washers have the same problem.MY solution every wash use 1 cup of vinegar in time will solve the problem. thanks the appliance doc. please rate my answer. thanks.

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I have read a few forums on this subject and they all seem to say use vinegar as the fabric softener when doing your laundry. Another way to help rid the machine of the smell is to use hot water (some times) instead of cold or warm all the time. One more tip is to use Oxy-Clean (or equivelant) in the wash, which can be mixed with powder detergent or just put into the drum (liquid detergent) before your laundry goes in. The OxyClean is like the Affresh, and for what it's worth people that use Oxy Clean aren't having the same peoblems. These are tips that I have read, in a few forums, on this matter and I hope this helps.

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