LG WD1280fhd,has been smelling mouldy lately,have tried most solutions.now seems water is not reaching temperature.dont know how long ago i last noticed temperature actually getting warm-just hadnt checked this till now.anyone know whats wrong?
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Re: water not heating up
Moldy smell is most certainly due to left over soap residue and body oils that accumulate between the outer and inner tubs. This happens when there is an oversudsing issue and the extra soap does not breakdown properly. Be sure to use an HE (high efficiency) detergent and do not use too much. 2-3 tablespoons is all that is required.
To clean the problem you now have you can use Whirlout (available at Home Depot by the hot tubs). Just use one capful in and empty load with hot water cycle. Repeat once a month to keep your unit fresh and clean.
Note, even when selecting a cold cycle the unit will add hot water if needed to make the water at least 78 degrees F. This is to allow the HE soap to break down properly. A problem with your hot water (or the heater) could also cause the soap to not break down and operate efficeintly.
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The smell usually comes
when the washer is unable to drain water completely, you can run your washer at
its hottest temperature setting with 1 cup of vinegar inside the unit. After
this take off the bottom front panel and clean it completely, also clean the
drain hose and drain pump filter, the smell should disappear after doing all
this. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.
Some front loaders have a door boot drain hole, most do not and it is normal for some water to accumulate at bottom of boot. To help with mold and mildew use a washing machine cleaning solution, follow directions. Also a bleach solution of 2 parts water 1 part bleach sprayed on area helps. If mildew is really bad, nothing will completly remove it. Make sure you use only a high efficiency detergent.
Well there could be few things causing the smell and the tub not turning. Its possible something is restricting the tub from turning and the motor is over heating. It is also possible that the transmission has a broken gear and you are smelling something from it getting hot inside. Or you could have a bad belt or coupling. Also the water pump could be stopped up. Its hard to tell because there are so many different types of washers and Im not sure which one you have I assume it is a whirlpool late model.
Find out where your filter is; it is at the end of the thick hose coming down from the bottom of your tub; open up and clean out. Another possibility is there could be something stuck in your drum, feel if you could locate it. Next clean out the hoses in machine. After all this flush out with a hot wash, without clothes.
People shd ask the service man where the filter is. If he knows that is.......................It gives you the biggest problem if you dont check.
the problem is your door seal if you close the door after a wash then what happens is the water goes mouldy on the inside of the door seal what you need to do is replace the door seal you will never get rid of the smell without replacing it never close the door after a wash always leave it open to make sure its your seal the easy way is to look at the inner part of the seal and it will be mouldy only thing you can do