Washer/dryer run great. After clothes are washed and dried they have a smell I cant even describe. It is horrid and have had to throw some clothes out. Doesn't happen on all loads. I have noticed that if I leave lid down, there is a musty smell in washer. Not where the tub is, behind or underneath the tub. I do not have water standing in bottom of washer that I have noticed.
Remove the agitator top. Remove the screw or plastic sleeve that holds the agitator down. A 1/2 inch socket extension will fit in the plastic sleeve. Pull the agitator out.
Now you will need to remove the nut that holds the inner tub. A spanner wrench is the best way, but you can use a large screwdriver to lossen the nut. Pull the inner tub. If it doesn't release take a hammer and a driving tool aka anything that will reach and not destroy the crown and tap all the way around the crown. If that doesn't release it, get someone to tap while you pull the tub. Be careful not to break the fill tube. I have broken quite a few being in a hurry. Haste makes waste.
Now with the tub pulled, clean the inside of the outer tub and the outside of the inner tub. Reassemble the machine.
FYI, liquid fabric softener and/or using too much detergent will cause the sewage smell. Liquid fabric softener is terrible for your machine. Use dryer sheets if you can adapt to them.
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To remove gas (petrol) smell from clothing, soak overnight in baby
oil (use like you would downy), then wash in baking soda, then wash with
normal detergent. It will rid "gas smell" from an entire basket of
clothes. Air Dry ONLY
From ehow website:
Buy a bottle of baby oil. Since gas is an oil based product it is going
to take an oil based product to clean the gas out of your clothing. Baby
oil is a great product to use as it shouldn't, in most cases, cause
further damage to your clothing.
Soak your clothes with a bit of laundry detergent, water, and a generous
portion of baby oil. Also dab some right on the stain before soaking.
Swash your clothes in the water for a while and let them sit for about
five minutes. Transfer the clothes into your washer, once again
remembering not to mix them with any other clothing, and let the cycle
Wash the clothes. If you have a top load washer, let it partially fill
up about 1/4 of the way with water. Put some of the baby oil in the wash
with the clothes and swash it around a bit. Once the washer cycle
begins, add the detergent and let the cycle finish. Make sure that your
gas coated clothes are the only clothes you put in the wash.
Dry your clothing. Make sure you only AIR DRY on a clothes line these
clothes. It could take more than one wash to get all the oil out of your
clothing. If you use the dryer after the first, or even the second
time, you could risk starting a fire in your dryer.
Check and see if any smell remains in your clothing. If the smell of gas
remains on the clothing repeat the wash with baby oil again until the
smell is gone.
What did the guys say the did the service on your washer?
I recommend you add 3 scoops of dishwasher powder and set your washers temp to 90 deg and let it run the problem is that your clothes washing powder dose not remove any build up or smell.
Try drying your clothes without the dryer sheet and see if the smell is still there. If it is not, then the problem is the dryer sheet. If it is, then you need to describe the smell better. Different people handle smells differently. What smells musty to you may smell fragrant to others. You need to determine if the smell you don't like is really a musty smell, or is it a fragrance you don't like. Have some friends (not family members) smell the clothes and verify if what you are smelling is musty or fragrant.
It could also be that even though the clothes smell OK out of the washer, that the detergent you are using is the cause.
Try running an empty heavy duty wash cycle with a pint of vinegar added to the water, run wash cycle for two or three minutes then turn the machine off for thirty minutes then restart and let finish the full wash cycle
I just contacted Samsung Tech Support for my wash/dryer combo WD-J1255C. The reply.."it is not a full dryer ...and it is not sold as a full drier.. and don't expect it to be completely dry". I queried why it is advertised as a dryer and got the same reply. Its a great washer but why did I pay extra for the dryer combo?
The big door seal is probably the problem. Put on gloves and using a solution of Laundry detregent and hot water and rags, carefully wipe clean all the folds of the seal. It will be icky. Next run a cycle with some detergent and oxyclean or bleach if you have it.
Especially during warm weather, damp clothing left in a front loader mildew slightly very quickly- you can't really see much but you can smell it! So get the clothes in to the dryer immediately. You'll want to relaunder the smelly clothing after you have cleaned the washer.
washers and dryers dont make smells themselves its a problem with something u might be putting in it. if u tend to add alot more detergent then usual to your towels then they never completely rinse the water out and will have a mildew smell