Question about LG WM-2077C Front Load Washer
We have an LG WM1812CW front loader and have been fighting mildewing and smell with it. LG website gave us a canned answer about leaving the door open, wiping out the rubber gasket on the door, running bleach thru the machine etc. We continue to do that but it still stinks! Seems like a faulty design, old top loader didn't have these issues. Anyone else having these problems? it's a known and given that the door has to stay open on front loading machines - there is no option to this. it's because when the door is closed it forms a water tight seal, which it should, because that prevents leaking. top loaders don't have to be watertight so even with the top closed they still get air circulation. that said - there are serious problems with the door gasket/drain mechanism design on these LG machines. even if you do leave the door open it doesn't drain well, and grows mold and mildew. i hate it! besides that i love this machine. we've solved the problem by better maintenance, and by pulling the gasket and cleaning it, and the door aperture under it. but it's not an easy job, and wish i didn't have to do it from time to time. it's a major design flaw
First, clean out the filter behind the access door on the lower left front of the machine. Residue left in the filter can contribute to odor issues. Second, buy a package of AhFresh or Whilaway and run a cycle with that, hot water, longest cycle. (unfortunately you do not have the sanitary cycle or the tub clean cycle on your model) Third, and most importantly, USE LESS DETERGENT. Top load washers use up to 45 gallons of water per cycle. Your machine uses 12. Use one tablespoon of HE detergent and one teaspoon of fabric softener (if you use softener) per cycle. My personal LG washer is now over 5 years old, and have only had an odor issue one time. I leave the door closed after I wash. (the tub is vented) Never have had any mold or mildew issues with my washer. Was doing several loads per day when I had 7 at home, now only doing 3 loads a week with all the kids, their spouses, and grandkid gone. Still no odor problems. Great machines if used properly. Note: the odor / mold / mildew issues are basically the same with any front load machine, regardless of brand, and most can be solved following the above advise. Good luck.
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