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Clothes smell of old dirty water, after washing

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Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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SOURCE: foul water odor after wash

There is always a littlee water left in the sump of a washer after it is emptied. If the washer sits unused for as little as 2 or 3 days it can have that odor. One thing that I do is add about 1/4 cup of ammonia after the washer is full of water. DO NOT USE AMMONIA IF YOU USE BLEACH IN THE SAME WASH!!! IT WILL CAUSE CLORINE GAS TO BE RELEASED!! If bleach was used in the previous cycle it will be ok.

Posted on Feb 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Clothes smell like mildew

HI thanks for your question. My solution is 1 cup of vinegar, per wash load. In time, will solve your problem.thanks the appliance doc. please rate my answer. thanks.

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

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SOURCE: maytag neptune front load odor

its better do a maintenance, or put it to wash without cloths, only water and clorox, and varsol with the max level (water)

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

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SOURCE: old model rca washer machine...will not agitate/wash the clothes,does spin.

old rca washing machine does not spin or pump out water, is it worh fixing?

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Washing machine smells like stagnant

The odor that you are experiencing may be from the growth of mold. Inside the washer, some small pools of water may be left standing and is harboring mold spores. Even though you may operate the washer regularly, the mold spores are not being washed away.I have a couple of tips that might help to eliminate odor issues in your washing machine. First, and the most effective in my research is to, leave the lid, or door to the unit open. By leaving the door open, it promotes air circulation and evaporation of standing water. The reduction in odor, will occur quickly and dramatically.

My second tip is to run the washer empty for a quick rinse cycle. Add an entire cup of bleach at the start of the cycle. The bleach is effective at destroying organisms, such as mold and bacteria. However, running it once will not be completely effective. I suggest pouring another cup of bleach into the wash tub, after the cycle has completed. This will leave bleach as the standing pool and should prevent the growth of mold or bacteria. However, if you do this, before doing a load of laundry you should run an empty rinse cycle again, to avoid damage to the clothes from the bleach left standing in the wash tub.

Posted on Oct 31, 2009

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