My washer gives off a smell when in discharge mode , only first load when not in use for a while, after that its fine. plus there is water sloshing around when not in use. does water completely leave out of drum in discharge mode? ( faulty pump ?)
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Re: stegnant water smell
It should completely empty the m/c.
If it is plumbed into your sink waste this could be cause of smell, also if it is connected to your waste make sure the hose is above the bottom of the sink trap,as water can sometimes syphon back into the washer from the sink. Remove hose from sink connection and clean and check for obstruction.
I doubt your pump is faulty.
If it goes into a stand pipe make sure this is not partially blocked, and again clean stand pipe with a strong disinfectant or similar
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smelly front loader???all front loader tend to leave a little water left over in the inner tub after every load,always leave washer door a crack open to reduce smell/mold on seal,to get rid of smell simply run a normal cycle,no clothes,with a dose of bleach or better yet AFFRESH,made by whirlpool,a bleach tablet with fragerance,sanitze and smells good!!answer,,,AFFRESH
Hi, I once experienced a similar, bad smell problem with my washer. What it turned out to be was a small sock being stuck in the water discharge pipe. This stuck sock eventually began to mold and subsequently smell. Once removed, my problem went away. Also, you can try running your machine with vinager or bleach with NO clothes. This weill remove any lingering oder. Hope this helps. Good Luck!
Hi, what happens is that water sits at the bottom of the discharge pipe, as well as a build up of "gunk", which is a great breeding ground for bacteria and such. So during the first rinse out, the smelly water and gunk is discharged into the drain, and the smell comes up from the laundry tub drain. Pour a few cups of bleach into the discharge hose and let it sit for an hour. This will kill all the nasties. Then just run the machine once through to pump out the bleach.
Disconnect the discharge hose from the washer and look for a clog at both ends of the hose. Also, look down where the discharge port is on the washer and clear out the clog there also. If you see no clogs, then make sure your discharge hose is not crimped at such an angle to prevent water from flowing through. Also, make sure your discharge hose is not running on the floor and that it goes vertical straight 4.5 to 5 feet from the floor and then loops directly into the discharge pipe. Give that a shot. Still no water drain? Then the water pump needs to be replaced.
is this a question? I will assume that you are saying that there is mildew growing below something, possibly the drum, inside the washer. The only way to definately get it out is disassembly and thorough cleaning. Check your discharge hoses to make sure they are not clogged, leaving water in the washer rather than discharging all of it. If you want to kill the mildew/smell, run an empty load or just some rags but throw a cup or two of bleach in the washer. The chlorine will kill the mildew growths. Run a rinse cycle or two before your next load of darks to get the chlorine out (especially if you are having a discharge problem) so you don't inadvertantly bleach your clothes.
If the trap is fine I susupect your vent is probably restricted. If you have an inline vent ( a spring loaded rubber diaphram device at the top of the vent pipe) this part may have failed and need replacing if not have the plumber come out and rod the vent stack for the washer itself. If you are new to the area you may have a dual water system where the washer is ran off of a well and the rest of the house off a filtered source. The washer may have also been tied into a water header prior to the filtration system. In the Southern part of the US there are swampy areas that have shallow water wells that have a high sulfur content and give off the odor of rotten eggs, as I do not know your location this could be true also.
Hope this helps you.