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Washing Machine Odours

My LG Tromm has a lot of musty odours that are transfering into my clothes. How do I eliminate the odours?

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The solution to this terrible problem is actually quite simple. First, do not close washer door between loads. I know this is a pain but this is the real source of your problem. Unlike top loaders where water is not able to spill out of the lid, the doors on front loaders are gasket sealed. This means that moisture is unable to escape and dry out between loads (unless you leave your door open!). To remove the musty smell, run an empty load with two full scoops of Tang Instant Breakfast Drink or a powdered lemonade mix. This may need to be done several times at first. In the warmer months you may want to do this monthly as a preventative. Also, be sure to get clothes out of the washer promptly. If they sit in the washer with the door closed for several hours you will be back where you started with the musty odors. Good luck!

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Re: Washing Machine Odours

There is a product called "Nilodour" a very concentrated liquid.. that elliminates smells etc, ya put a few drops into an empty wash (ie only water) cycle and flush.

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