Question about Samsung DC97-14875A Flange Shaft Assembly Clothes Washer
I want to know what metal the flange shaft is made of because of 2 major problems with the flange itself. The 1st being the flange shaft has many voids which allows soap and debris to build up in the voids. This cause 2 problems and a possible 3rd. The 1st problem is the soap and debris never dries out. The old 1 I removed has been out for over a week and is still wet. This causes pitting and corrosion of the shaft which causes it to fail in 2 1/2 to 3 years. The 2nd problem the gunk that collects in the flange makes your clothes smell bad, almost like that hamper smell. The 3rd possible problem is the gunk that gets trapped in the flange may not distribute evenly which could cause you washer to go out of balance. So what I'm trying to figure out here is what kind of metal it's made out of so I can waterproof it. the 2nd step will be to back fill in all the voids with Waterproof silicone to prevent future gunk build up.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
How much detergent are you using? Try using less detergent and softener in your loads. Too much detergent can leave clothes smelling similar to a wet dog, like you described.
Posted on Sep 05, 2009
This can happen with any front loading washer, regardless of the manufacturer.
One of the first things to do is make sure you're using the He (High efficiency) laundry detergent and only use a small amount, about 3 tablespoons or less. The trick is to not use so much detergent that you start getting a buildup in your machine. Also, if you have heavily soiled clothes, pre-treat them instead of adding more detergent to your wash cycle. This alone will result in better results.
Also, be certain the washer is properly leveled in all directions and to make some slight changes in your wash day schedule.
By making sure the washer is properly leveled, it will operate better and help minimize odors, as the spin cycle will get more water out, etc.
The other tip, that has really helped in our house, is to do all the hot water (whites) as the last load. Since we do use bleach when we wash our whites, along with hot water, the washer's last load will have had the best sanitizing cycle run through it before being left for the next load another day.
With the bleach and hot water, the washer gets a nice clean disinfecting wash which helps eliminate odors, germs, excessive soap, etc. and leaves the washer fresher. By doing this, we don't have to purchase other (more costs and expense) additives to run through the washer to attack the odor causing germs and gunk.
What good is a more energy efficient washer if I have to always run a special tablet/liquid cleaner in it each week without any laundry in that wash load? Seems wasteful to me to be doing an "extra" wash just to wash the washer. So I'm not a proponent of having to always use another product every week or month to have a washer work like it should.
However, if you've got an existing (smelly/moldy) washer presently, I would recommend that you use a produce called Whirl-Out, which will help dissolve the buildup that your machine currently has and get it clean again. Then you can follow the steps above to keep it from causing you issues in the future.
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Posted on Sep 21, 2009
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Posted on Dec 26, 2009
I have a front loader and hated the machine for the very same reasons. A one shot fix does not exist but rather requires ongoing treatment (they don't tell you that when you buy the washer though).
Star by getting rid of the existing smell. There are products designed specifically for this problem. One such is "Affresh" but there are others. Most are available at stores that sell the machines and like everything else, on the internet too. Use as directed and once the smell is gone, maintain by using the steps below.
Firstly - discard all non-HE detergents. I know the "regular" detergents are cheaper than the HE counterparts, but these machines are designed for the low-suds types; the regular types leave a soapy residue because the machine doesn't use nearly as much water as your old top loader. So give them to your friends with top loaders instead of using them in your front loader.
Next, run a small load, with bleach and hot water only - no clothes as the last load for the day.
Thirdly, leave the door(s) open on the days not used. This includes any top door for detergents / softeners along with the main front door of the machine between washes. It need not be left wide open - but open enough to allow air in to help dry the interior.
Fourth, wipe down the interior after the last load of the day. Pay particular attention to the rubber seal between the drum and the door jamb of the machine.
Fifth, stop using fabric softener in the washer. Use a fabric softener dryer sheet instead. Limiting the products added to the washer to just bleach & HE detergents is best.
Sixth, use the washer cleaning product (Affresh etc.) as needed as a preventative step or to head off problems if / when they just begin to become noticeable.
If you follow all of these steps - the offending odors can be eliminated and prevented.
I hope this was very helpful and good luck!
Posted on Feb 16, 2010
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