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LG TROMM - awful smell while washer is running

I have an LG TROMM front loader wash machine. I have had it for about 2 years now....and almost immediately I learned that there was a smell left in the washer if I didn't leave the door open to dry out the washer and wipe down the rubber. So fine, I do that now and that takes care of most of the smell after washing clothes.

But I have an awful smell that emerges from the laundry area....during the wash cycle. It's a smell that sort of smell like a mix of mold and rodden eggs. Again only while the washer is running through a cycle.

We use the HE liquid detergent. I read some posting and will maybe try the Aafresh tablets, but I am still wondering if there is something else is going on. Any ideas?

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  • arthurarthur Apr 02, 2009

    Sorry to hear about the "Trauma." My wife calls our TROMM, "Trauma," which is a much better name.



    I have a LG TROMM model WM2688. Paid more for this machine than all the other washers I have owned in my lifetime.



    Have had it less than 2 years. The 1st year was okay, but now it is a mold making machine.



    Have tried all the tricks, but there is no cure. This will help a bit: We do bunch of loads, finish the last one with a bleach load, run a drum clean cycle, drain the washer leave it with the door open, and let it sit idle a few days. This helps, but it is far from cured. On the next wash, mold can be smelt.



    Also, good luck if you accidentally run it with the drain open. Might want to unplug it from the wall when it is in resting state.



    What gets me is, "J.D. Power and Associates Reports: LG Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction With Washing Machines." (https://www.istockanalyst.com/article/vi...)



    Too bad the Washington Post can't investigate to see if this is another "Washergate."



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Use the aafesh tablets as instructed, this will clear hoses that have developed some mold, also inspect drain at the wall, these get moldy and as machine runs, smell comes out of there as well.

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