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It STINKS and MOLDS!!!

Water seems to get trapped in the rubber lining around the door and just reeks. Even when I wipe it out and clean it, it still smells horrible. Also, where you put the detergents and fabric softener in becomes totally moldy and is very difficult to clean thoroughly.

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  • jparmentier1 May 07, 2009

    We have had the same problem for the past 4 years, bought 11/2005 through 5/2009.



    LG told us to use a HE detergent (High-Efficiency). We have used 'ALL' HE detergent and that does not solve it.

    They told us to clean the pump filter located at the bottom from panel. We do that, still not solved. We cleaned the dispenser trays and socket/pocket all the way in to the rear of the pocket, still not solved.

    We clean the door glass (inside tub part) and the bottom of the Bellows, still same mold build-up.



    Now I just found that the ring of the inside stainless steel tub (the forward part toward the door end) has a covering that is a white plastic covering; that part is hidden with a portion of the rubber bellows. You have to tug very hard at the bottom of the ring with index finger to expose the white tub ring. That ring is 360 degrees around the forward end of the SS Tub and it is full of black scum and it stinks. This all stinks.



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Use a wash ball and liquid direct into machine.

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There is nothing you can do about this, for this is a design flaw. You can however get an LG replacement for such models at any washer spares store, but make sure it is the new design which does not trap muck.

RepairClinic.com (which is good)
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