My whites are not comming clean and are not a bright white
My whites are not comming clean no matter how less or much soap, bleach I use or how many times I rince them. The stains are not comming out and my socks bottoms are not comming out white they look dirty. My whites are not the bright whites I had with my old washer. I use not water to wash and rince with. I use tide and add clorx. I have a water softner too.
Re: My whites are not comming clean and are not a bright...
I don't know if this is a solution to your particular problem but when we wash whites, first, we wash them twice,with hot water, second, we dont use bleach!!! (this will eventually yellow them). Third, we dont use liquid softner. For the whites we use a softner sheet in the dryer. Since we started to use this procedure I have noticed a marked decrease in areas such as under arm stains in white under shirts. I have some that are 2 years old and have no stains or yellowing like this. Hope this helps
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If the machine has a "clean washer" setting, run that with 2/3 cup bleach only (no soap). If it doesn't have a specific setting to clean the machine, run a small load with hot water and use 2/3 cup bleach, no soap.
If you're asking how to avoid the problem altogether, you'd most likely need to install a water softener, or water filter.
Most people add soap directly to stained place there trying to get clean. So my answer is yes. The only think you don't want to put directly on cloths is real bleach. Landry detergent with bleach alternative is ok...like oxy-clean.
Try nappysan. As you have found out bleach is no good. In the "day" we used to use a "Bluing" Agent, see if you can get those,
My solution is to use just a dot or 2 of Dawn dish washing liquid on any spots I thought would stain-scrub them for just a minute with a fingernail brush. Then I would fill my washer about 1/4 of the way with straight hot water & add a 1/2 c. of automatic dishwasher soap to the tub--the cheaper the better because most cheaper brands have more phosphorous. I'd swish the water around, turn the temp. to warm, & put in my whites when the tub was about halfway full. Then I'd add about half the amount of detergent to the tub that I would normally use.
are you on a well?? do you use bleach in with your whites?? some well water untreated can cause exceptionally stinky machines, especially if no or very little bleach is used during white washing.. usually if you use bleach in with your whites in normal amounts and leave the door open in between uses there should be very little stinky odor or mold growth. the mold growing on the gasket is a sign of to little bleach or none being used, and/or a really damp environment for the unit to reside in. they do make several cleaners designed just for stinky front loader washers.. they might help.. i've been using a front loader for 13 years, leave the door ajar between uses, and use bleach in every white load and have had no issues with stinky unless i or someone else doing wash forget and close the door for a couple days, then it gets stinky but goes away after white load with bleach and hot water.. hope this helps, best of luck, ttfn
Your bleach dispenser is the problem. It needs to be replaced. All of the bleach isn't leaving the dispenser so when you go to wash your colored clothing what's left in there comes out. Best thing to do till you fix it is wash your whites last. You can try running some white vinegar through the wash on the hottest cycle. Pour the vinegar into the bleach area and the soap area and run it on hot. Run it a couple of times. If there is anything clogging up the dispenser this might clean it out. Let me know if you have any other questions and good luck.
The best he soap I have seen yet is all, he is high effieciency low suds soap. The rule of thumb for liquid he soap is 2 Tbl for every 1 Tbl of softener. Powder can be used but is not good on pumps and build up in tubs. If you have a water softener you can use 25% less soap. Still with powder you need about a 1/4 cup per load to equal a 2 Tbl liquid variety. Suds damage pump impellers, seals and hoses from expansion and that is it on the reason "why to use he".
Check to make sure your soap is not sudsing up if you see alot of foaming in the machine when in use switch brands. also i reccommed running the machine a few times until all suds are gone. Most users of frontloaders put way to much soap and bleach in these machines they use alot less water so you can use alot less cleaning products. Also these machines will sometimes give you a faut code if this comes across the led write it down and let me know what code came out.
i have used everything to solve this exact problem! I have to say the best detergent or bleach i have used in the lg..is the purex with bleach for colours it seems to work better than anything ive used...spent a fortune to have to soak my whites before putting them in this washer. I must say im disappointed..