The rubber round my washing machine door is black and smells
I have only had my washer since June 2007, and the condition of the rubber round the bottom of the inside of the washer is disgusting, smelling of fust and mould, it is affecting the articles I am placing inside to wash, if they are not removed immediately after the wash cycle, the fusty smell left on them is awful, never have I experienced this with any of my previous washers, can you please help with any solution to this as it is really embarrasing if I have any company standing nearby when I use the washer as it is smelling constantly now the washing machine is a CDA model C1394, I would really appreciate any solution to this awful problem, which I don't feel can get any worse, the condition of the rubber round the washer may I add is black. From a very frustrated housewife Charm Knight
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Re: the rubber round my washing machine door is black and...
Common problem with that style machine. Try running a cup of vinegar thru te wash cycle. The acid from the vinegar will break it down. It may take more than one cycle if its really bad. Once the smell is gone leave the door slightly ajar to prevent it from happenig again.
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you will need to get a big cloth soak it with neat bleach and put the cloths in the door on the rubber tap down on cloth and leave over night in the morning do a rinse wash after taking out the cloths OK then you should of sorted the stains on the rubber if you want to get rid of the smell in the machine put two or three small caps of bleach in the machine put machine on 60 you can put old towels in the make the water get all round the machine but after it finished do two rinses OK so all bleach is gone OK
this might be coming from the rubber door seal clean it all the way round make sure holes at bottom are not blocked and the rubber door seal is all clean. also clean the draw so there is no power left in there and it is all clean. also a good thing to do is run it though a cleaning cycle with normal detergent at max temperature that the machine can do. hope this helps.
you need to clean the draw and the inside of the draw and clean the rubber door seal all way round when you done that use a washer clean detergent whitch should be at a super market. and run it at 90 or 95 temp cottons wash it should stop the smell beacause dirt is buliding up so a good clean should stop it.hope this helps.
It is not normal to smell a burning smell after a new coupler install. If the pump is not held on the motor with two clamps then it will raise off of the motor and strip the pump. This would cause the burning smell and also cause you to need a new pump. Before you use it again install the second pump clamp. If you cant find it let me know and we can ship you one over. Contact us anytime m-f 9-5. (865)945-3808
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Does your washer smell? Is your rubber door seal gungy too?
If so then use 1/2 cup of Washing Soda Crystals (50p for a 1kg bag from most supermarkets)
set washer to 60 degree wash and run machine for full hot cycle with no clothes in it... just the Washing Soda.
I did this with my washer which literally reeked, and my friends have since done theirs and the results are amazing...
Go and check your drain when you finish too... mine sparkles now and it was gunged up before.. I now add a desertspoon of Washing Soda to every wash.... I place it in the crease of the door seal and little by little all the mould is disappearing, even though the hot wash cleaned the gunge the black spots remained. My washer smells so clean now and no more black flecks on the clothes either... (these are loose gunge from the outer drum, right inside the works of your machine...)
The problem comes from the design of the front load washers. There is always a little water left in the tub after the machine is used. Running a bleach load will deal with the mildew until the machine is used again. I leave the door open when I am not using my washer, and this does help.
This is a typical problem with most front load washers and is due to moisture inside the washer being unable to dry out because of the air tight rubber gasket. The only consistent soultion I've seen for this problem is to leave the washer door ajar in between washes which will allow the moisture to air-dry as the conditions for mould growth are thus prevented.