Question about Samsung Washing Machines
Look for a filter, it may be breaking down. The supply lines should have screens. If they don't, disconnect them from the machine and run some water into a tub while shaking the lines to see if any specks come out. Once the lines are checked, go down the path, checking each hose for decay inside. Even check the pump impeller for decay. Check the specks to see if they are mold, which could be growing somewhere between the tubs.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I am a recently retired engineer of 20 years once you have ruled out anything getting inside the machine by accident etc, like something in pockets or greasy overalls, then its likely to be the drum bearings, has the machine started to get noisy on the spin the drum bearings are covered by a rubber seal, this seal gets damaged or worn and water leaks into the bearings themselves washing out the grease back into the drum where the washing is, you could also notice slight water marks on the floor underneath the machine on the floor, take the back off and look for water marks coming from the drum outer casing behind the pulley, these marks will be brown and will originate from a small drain hole, if any of the above change the bearings before any real damage is done, either to the clothes or the machine, as repair can be expensive? sorry, hope i have helped you as to where to look at least,
Posted on Sep 19, 2007
SOURCE: Black stuff in washing machine
You need to clean the filter out (look in your machine - it's on the side of the tub) then run a wash with a cup of vinegar in it (or on soak with napisan or something like that in it). It's just gunk build up.
Posted on Feb 18, 2008
SOURCE: Washing Machine smell
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.
Posted on Sep 05, 2008
The mould you are referrng to is actually bacteria that is building up because you are doing too many low temp washes.
What you must do is a high temp wash periodically,with powder in but no washing.
Do this 3 or 4 times a year, more if you do a lot of wahing.
It is called a maintenance wash, and helps kill off the bacteria.
With a scouring pad or steel wool pad, clean as much scum as you can off the door seal. particularly in the folds of the seal.
You will probably be left with stains in the rubber, but as long as you have got the worst off, it should be o/k.
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Posted on Jan 21, 2009
de means your door isn't closed completely.
The moldy smell is really common with this machine, and maybe all of them, but I have the LG TROMM and was ready to throw away all of my towels. Here's a solution I found that helped alot. First, Clorox makes a solution just for front-end loading machines. You run it through on a cycle with no clothes, that helps to clean it out.
I ran my towels through on the cotton/towel cycle on HOT, with nothing more than white vinegar filling the detergent dispenser. After that, I then ran them through again with just a bit of soap and fabric softener. They came out soft and smelling like new.
I read recently that we all use WAY too much soap in both our washers and dishwashers, even though that's what's recommended in the directions. Excess soap in clothes that doesn't get rinsed out will begin to smell moldy. So I now use about 1/4 of what the directions call for, and they come out fine. I have found, however, that I need to repeat the vinegar cycle once every few months. I think the problem is inherent in that model machine.
And that rubber seal? Disgusting! I clean it out regularly, but when it's full of water after every load of clothes, what do they think is going to happen??? You'll find that Clorox cycle will clean the seal pretty well, though. Good luck!
Posted on Apr 05, 2010
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