Question about LG TROMM WM2688H 4.0 cu.ft. Front Loading SteamWasher
My LG TROMM WM2075CW front loading ultra capacity washing machine smells inside. Water collects in the bottom of the rubber gasket/ring in opening of machine. I clean it but it continues to collect hair, lint and water that gets really nasty and I feel my clothes don't come out as freshly clean as they could. Is there anything that I can do? Plus, the machine is level...my husband has checked it several times. Any solution would greatly be appreciated. Thank you.
Posted by Jay on Jan 11 2009
I have the same washer now for several years now. I keep getting the smell now and then. After reading all these disappointed people I went down to the machine and cleaned out the "Pump filter". It had been smelling today, I was tired of this problem also. So i opened the little door at the bottom front left corner. There you find a little black hose, pull it out a little and pull the plug. There you drain the water that's laying inside smelling up the house. Now you un-screw the big black cap. Once you remove the cap, you find a plastic filter-catcher. I found paper, a dime, and several other things that came out of my pockets. You can take the basket to the sink and wash it out. Put it back together and try checking it in one month. Also I used some needle nose pliers to clean the nasty stuff around the gasket. At the bottom of gasket try pulling it back to get to the hair and ****. We have a dog, so the hair is bad.
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
There is a filter and the little hose that is at the bottom. make sure it's not stopped with sand if you wash alot of dirty dirty clothes. take the filter out and clean it meaning rinse it out. do it w/ a cookie sheet or something else under the edge of the washer to catch any extra water that may not come out of the hose.
think about it if you were water standing in a closed area wouldn't you get smelly also?
I clean mine regular and if it does start to get the smell. the hose is either stopped up or a bunch of junk in the filter below. The hose will not likely stop up unless you do alot of clothes with sand or dirt on them. Those of us that live in the south and go mudding on our 4wheelers may tend to have that problem.
quicly solved w/ a turkey injector to push wat4er in and a piece of a coat hanger to move the sand / dirt around and get the water running freely again.
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
Make a boil wash (with no clothes and detergents) put in the powder's drawer a cup of bicarbonate of soda. It should clean the machine and remove out the bad smell. Good luck!
Posted on Sep 04, 2007
I had a similar smell and called out a plumber. He discovered that the pipe was blocked, thus not draining out the water so dirty water was accumulating. He opened the pipe and got the water out and the fluff that was blocking the pipe
Posted on Jun 11, 2008
I have a LG front loader that also had a smell. We have had it for 3 years and it has had miinor smells before thut this week...it smelled like some died in there. First I ran bleach and hot water through a cycle but still had the smell. Then I put some drain enzymes through a cycle and still had the smell. Then I put Lime-A-Way (or any lime and scale remover that can be used in a washer). I ran it through a cycle and the smell is now gone. I'll see how long it last...but it looks and smells brand new now.
Posted on Jan 20, 2008
Leave the door open when not using your machine. That is the best solution, I hear people talk about this musty smell all the time. I do not have that problem at all. I have a front load LG Tromm 4.0, I leave the door open at the end of my wash day so that it can dry completely.
Posted on Nov 25, 2007
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