Question about Maytag ATW4475TQ Washer
Run your machine through its cycle with NO clothes and when it is filling up with water put bleach in the water. Put bleach in only at the start of cycle.
Before you do this clean all inside parts the best you can yes with bleach and you can run something like fleecy to make clothes soft and smell nice when you wash your clothes as well. Our machine has a special holder to put softener in.
Do NOT have clothes in when running the heavy bleach through it. This should kill the bacteria .
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: foul odor
Run the washer on the hottest setting you have with nothing but a cup of bleach in the tub. Pour the bleach through the dispenser so it cleans the dispenser as well. Run the washer like this and let it complete the cycle. If the smell persists, remove the lower kick panel under the door and check the drain trap on the drain pump for anything that could be caught in the pump and making it smell. This odor can travel back into the the wash tub. If you decide to open the drain pump, however, here\'s a bit of advice. There is some residual water that stays in the drain lines and pump (this is normal). If you remove the drain trap cover, all this water will come gushing out. To avoid this, take the drain hose out of the standpipe and use a wet/dry shop vac to pull this remaining water from the tub and lines. This will save you from a big clean up later. Lastly, you mentioned you\'ve been cleaning the rubber door boot. Are you using 50/50 mix of bleach water in a spray bottle? Are you cleaning the area behind the door boot where it meets the wash tub? I ask this because once mildew sets into the rubber it\'s hard to get rid of it unless you use something with chlorine in it to kill it. Also, articles of clothing get caught in this area and can begin to smell. Not to mention, all the nasty residue left by soap and detergent. If all else fails, and you have tried all the advice, the last thing I have found that works, is to simply replace the entire door boot. Try the cleaning options first, and if you still have problems let me know. I can give you step-by-step advice on how to change the door boot if you wish to pursue it. The cost, by the way, is about $80. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Sep 22, 2007
SOURCE: no matter what i do
have you tried filling tub with hot water and 2-3 cups CLOROX CHLORINE bleach and letting it wash a few min then letting set for 30-45 min ? bargain bleach tends not to be as strong as the old fashioned stuff also leave lid open as much as possible same applies if front load except wash door boot out inside inner lip.. roll back to clean with bleach solution
Posted on Jul 24, 2008
I checked the whirlpool web site and typed in "musty washer" for a search of the site. They gave directions on how to run a cleaning cycle on the machine (whether your washer has a special button for it or not) This REALLY helped my machine. They also had trouble shooting tips for keeping the musty smell away.
Posted on Oct 08, 2008
SOURCE: Musty smell in washer
We had the same smell. It was so bad you could smell it when you came into the house. We switched to powdered detergent and the smell went away. If you put your nose down by the rubber seal you can smell it a little, but I consider the problem fixed!
Posted on Oct 25, 2008
take out the soap draw and try giving it all a good scrub mith a tooth brush if that doesent work it could be problem with tap in the back bosch machines are always worth repairing though exellent peice of kit
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
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