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Re: smelly washer, smelly clothes; sitting water under...
Hello hilewe Welcome
You said, old smelly water sits under the drum and does not drain. it is under
the rubber. i soak it up with a towel, but this does not solve the
problem. what can you do to solve the problem of sitting water under the
How old is your washer?
This drainage problem may be caused by a number of situations First check these things listed below!
1. Water in washer does not drain or . 2. Drain hose is kinked or clogged. 3. Clean and straighten the drain hose. 4.Drains slowly. Maximum standpipe height is 8' (2.4 m). Is the drain at the same level as the machine . Or does the water need top be pumped up higher to an existing high drain as if from a basement?
If none of these things are the case, you can try one other thing before calling service! Unplug the washer for 10 minutes and then after these 10 minutes see if the system has reset! In some electronic washers this may be all it takes to reboot the system.
If you tried all these things first and they did not remedy the situation, Then you may need hands on service.
Here is an article I just read that you may find interesting If the washer is old it will not pay you to repair the
Here is an interesting report I just read!!!!!!!!!! Repair or replace? When to pull the plug on your old washer
Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems in the owner's manual.
Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model? The answer depends mostly on the age of your washer, how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.
Follow these guidelines: When a repair makes sense.
If your washer is under warranty or less than four years old , paying for a repair makes sense. Note that washers under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician; readers have found them on a par with independent repairers. When a repair might be a wise choice.
If your washer is out of warranty and is four to seven years old, it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair. But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage, given that today's models have added features. Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008, are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent more efficient than those built before 1993. When it pays to replace.
The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new washer. Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive washer eight or more years old.
Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent of washers you replace are likely to end up in a landfill.
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sorry about this problem,we get this alot your drain pump is clogged,so try this take cloths out and see if you can scoop out water.Now put rooto-roter drain opener in drum and let it sit for about 1-2hrs.Now run on heavy-duty by itself it may have to go through 2 cycles,to clear out clogg.See the drain pump is real small,so dog hair,strings,or pieces of rubber from throw rugs well clog pump.So first try this.
this is a very comon problem, not really witht the machine though. well i guess it is now. you have debris / change / other stuff.... lodged into the pump remove the lower access panel, disconnect power, there is a screw out portion on the pump, nail catcher. remove it and catch all water that comes out with a towl. unscrew it slowly to allow the water to slowly come out, or it will make a mess.
the clamp that secures the drain boot to the tub, loosten it and remove. use a large towl to catch the watter that comes out. remove the spring clamp from the drain hose and remove the drain hose. again use a large towl to catch water. disconnect pump power supply and remove the screws that secure it to the washer, remove pump. clear all debris from the pump and check to see if anything has damaged any impellars in the pump. do this with your finger. clean out the rubber boot as well. reasemble in reverse order. before the access panel is put back, start the machine and visually check for leaks. if it leaks reset the rubber and clamp where it is leaking.
is the water draining ok and is washer spining ok?,if this problem is recent a small kids sock or something could be sitting somewhere beside element or in drain pipework,first you could try a 90degree wash with nothing in drum,this will get rid of any undissolved detergent/powder which can stink sometimes if low temp washes are used alot
The first thing to do is to CHECK IN AND AROUND THE RUBBER DOOR BOOT (called a bellow) for small articles of clothing (like socks and underwear) that may have gotten lodged in behind the rubber. Pull the rubber back where it meets the wash tub and look behind it. It is common for small items to get stuck here, become forgotten and start to mildew. You should check this area after each wash and clean it periodically to get rid of the formation of soap scum, mold, and mildew. HINT: When you get ready to wash a load of towels, take a dirty towel and clean the door boot thoroughly (including the areas behind the rubber). Immediately place the towel in the wash and run it on a sanitary cycle. This way you eliminate the need for cleaning rags.
PERIODICALLY RUN THE WASHER ON A CLEANING CYCLE. Place the washer on the hottest setting you have (usually a Sanitary cycle) with nothing but bleach in the wash tub. Some newer models actually have a “Clean Cycle” available now just for this purpose. This helps keep the wash tub, drain lines and pump sanitized.
CHECK AND CLEAN THE DRAIN PUMP FILTER. Accumulations of debris in the drain pump filter can also cause odors. HINT: If you own a shop vac, pull the drain hose from the standpipe at the wall and pull a vacuum on the line. This will drain any residual water left in the tub, pump and drain lines BEFORE you remove the drain pump cover. This will prevent a messy clean up later.
LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN IF POSSIBLE. When not in use, leave the door open to allow the tub to air out and to keep mold and mildew from forming on the door bellow. I know this may not be desirable in some households with small children. If too much mildew forms on the rubber and it cannot be removed, replacement of the bellow may be required.
NOTE: This problem is common with front loader style washing machines. The doors on these machines have an air tight/water tight seal that is great for sealing the washer during the wash cycle, but can be terrible for collecting small garments and for not allowing the tub to properly air out when not in use. Following these simple preventive measures can go a long way towards preventing harmful mold and mildew, and towards extending the life of the door bellow and pump.
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Try getting the new whirlpool affresh washer tablets. They clean the mold and are supposed to make everything in the washer smell better and keep it clean. They are only around 10 bucks and is worth a shot to clean your smelly drain.
You know, Dealers would tell you any thing just to sound clever.
it needs a service,The reson being,on the back of the drum and under the drum you get bearings, i think 3 of them,they r filld with grease.Just take if for a service or if you can do it ur self,after that you can clean that door rubber with petrol, YES Petrol :).