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LG Tromm Washer

My washer smells like mold and mildew. I have to wash everything twice or more and the towels are the worst. I never let anything sit there for anytime so that is not a problem. We noticed that water seems to be sitting under a rubber ring (around the door on the inside of the washer). the machine is less then two years old and wehave been having this problem for close to a year now. I have the LG Tromm front loader and honestly at first I thought it was the coolest! We bought it after losing everything to the murky, stinky waters of Hurricane Katrina. Thanks to this washer...we are reminded everytime we wash our towels and clothes, of guess what...yep... the murky, moldy, dank, disgusting Katrina WATER! UGGGGGH! We should not have to run special products or cycles to make this EXPENSIVE washer run like your average top loader. My towels are ruined and my new house always smells dank! Disgusting. I think there should be a recall!

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    Paula Lindsay Jan 28, 2009

    I have the LG Tromm front loader and honestly at first I thought it was the coolest! We bought it after losing everything to the murky, stinky waters of Hurricane Katrina. Thanks to this washer...we are reminded everytime we wash our towels and clothes, of guess what...yep... the murky, moldy, dank, disgusting Katrina WATER! UGGGGGH! We should not have to run special products or cycles to make this EXPENSIVE washer run like your average top loader. My towels are ruined and my new house always smells dank! Disgusting. I think there should be a recall!

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Wash empry with detergent and double bleach with extra hot water. When cycle is complete open the door to the washer and let airdry. When you close the door with it wet it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. You may also not be using the correct detergent or the correct amount of detergent.

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