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Water inside the drum

Just a little bit of water remains inside the drum, it is not visible though and it smells afterwhile

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Re: water inside the drum

There may be a foreign object that is partially blocking the drain from the outer drum. open the back and remove the drain hose connection from the drum. Using a long screwdriver as a test prod, carefully try to feel this foreign object. Also try to look up into the drain outlet using a flashlight and mirror.

Posted on Aug 18, 2007

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How do I stop the old water smell (earthy odor) in my LG front load washer?

All washers keep a certain amount of water in them, though front loaders, especially the newer ones, are prone to odors. This is because the are more energy efficient and use less water. That can result in more residue being left behind on the outside of the wash drum where you cannot see it or access it to clean. Some things that are helpful:
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  2. Use only the recommended detergents, and in the amounts recommended. Many people use too much soap in HE washers. A tiny bit goes a long way.
  3. Use a front loading machine cleaner - they are sold in most grocery stores. These help clear the residue from the drum, reducing odors.

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Burnt smell bits of plastic found inside

A WM1814CW does not have a built-in water heater, so I think your
load may have gotten trapped between the spinning tub and plastic
front tub cover..Roll back the gray gasket to expose and check the
plastic ring for signs of 'friction' burn..As long as the splinters are
trimmed away and doesn't leak water you should be OK..Watch your
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My Maytag Neptune Washer Model MAH3000AWW, Serial 35269627WB drains the visible water that can be seen inside the drum, but then does not drain the rest of the water that remains between the drum and its...

Hello, The earlier Maytag Neptune front loaders have a balance ring on the inner tub that has liquid in it and that causes the sloshing sound when you turn the tub by hand. That is normal.

I noticed that you have a MAH3000... Have you replaced your door latch wax motor yet? If not, it will fail and damage your control board located behind the timer. See NeptuneHelpSong for a video that explains the failure.

I hope this helps...

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I have an LG front loader. It washes fine, drum is clean ... no smells in the drum. After each load, I have a huge bowl of water that I have to get out of the little black hose (left side bottom). It...

There will normally be a few cups of water left in the hose although it should not smell very bad though as this water from the last rinse and should be fairly clean. If the drain is connected to the drain under a sink make sure the hose goes up as far as possible then down to the washer.

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When empty, I can turn inside and sounds like there is water sloshing inside

This is not a problem actually. That is quite normal for top load washers. What happens is when the pump comes on to expel the used water it only runs long enough to empty the inner drum. The outer drum still has a little bit of water inside to act as a pea trap of sorts. This keeps undesirable smells from reentering your pipes and causing bad Oder's in your home. As long as your cloths come out clean and partially dried from the spin cycle then your washer is working correctly. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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Water remains in tub after spin cycle

Have you tried to clean the drain hose on the back of the washer? It may have build up inside that you are loosening up by using bleach.

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Not enough Water in Washing machine

i think the problem came from a rins water is little
1- you will check the pressur of water inlet it is easy throuw the soap drawer
2-try to clean the inlet water filter by teeth brush
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Dirty washing

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...)

All the best

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have u got the echo-fill button on if it is it will only fill up with very little water other than that without seeing it cant say

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