Question about Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer
After a year and a half of use our Whirlpool Front load washer smells like mold or mildew. We have run it empty with just clorox. We have used a scrub brush around the ring and can't seem to get rid of the smell. It hasn't effected my clothes yet but I worry we are only a few washes away from it!
we have had our machine for 2 years, and had the moldy mildew smell for some time now. we have tried white vinegar, bleach, refresh tablets, along with manual cleanings of the tub and rubber gaskets. the problem still exists. IS THERE ANY SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM. I AM READY TO GET A TOP LOADER !!!
The owners manual tells you to leave the door open when not in use, they seal to tight and the air can not circulate to dry. Also there is a procedure you are to do once a month to clean it in the manual, this is to keep down any oder and clean it out. It involves bleach.
Posted on Dec 12, 2008
Did you check for small wet items just inside the door? Push in on the soft gray rubber area right down in front and made certain you don't have something soured down in that area.
Posted on Dec 09, 2008
There is nothing wrong with your Whirlpool washer. All washing machines have this problem. The gasket is just the tip of the problem and a symptom of buildup deeper inside the washing machine on the inside of the plastic outer tub. The worst area is always just above the normal waterline where suds and soiled water splash up and don't get rinsed out. To clean this "splash area" add a cap of smelly washer cleaner to a full load of laundry. The added bulk of the laundry will raise the water level to include the splash area. Intermittently pausing to soak will help with extreme cases. To compare "Affresh" (not "refresh") with Smelly Washer Cleaner watch the Youtube video on this post.
Posted on Dec 09, 2012
My whirlpool duet washer has a terrible odor. nothing I have tried does away with the smell. Can you help?
Posted on Dec 13, 2008
We had the same problem until i figured out that if you just leave the washer door open a few inches when not in use. it helps to air circulate air in the tub dry it out a bit so there is no condinsation building
Posted on Dec 09, 2008
You rusing hte AFFRESH tabs, this should leesen the issue, I would advise that you also use an HE detergent, and little bit at that, regualr detergent not good for thesse machines
Posted on Dec 08, 2008
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