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I have a kenmore Elite #79629002010 the top will not open and the clothing is molding in it

How do I open it

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SOURCE: My Kenmore Elite He3 sounds like it has water in the tub after washing AND smells of MOLD?

there is always some water left inside the machine and that is probably what you are hearing are you using liquid detergent? if so this is almost certainly the cause of the smell. liquid detergent leaves a nasty slime inside thge machine and smells like drains. put on a boil wash with no clothes and revert to using powder detergent

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fabric softener will leave oily looking stains on certain fabric. oil stains will not wash out.i do not recommend using softener in washers it gums up everything!

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Try unplugging the washer for at 30 minutes to reset the computer, first. If this proves unsuccessful, you can retrieve you clothes by using the manual release. The following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r622155-kenmore_elite_whirlpool_duet_door_jammed

Once you retrieve your clothes, try running diagnostics on it. You can envoke the diagnostic sequence by selecting DRAIN/SPIN, NO/SPIN and then pressing any button under OPTIONS 4 times (must be the same button). The display should go to "C00" as the washer begins a sequence of tests that checks the fill functions, door lock, dispenser functions, motor speed, spin and drain. Allow the washer to run through the entire sequence and shut off. If anything is wrong an error code should be generated. Hopefully, all you had was a minor glitch. Let me know how things turn out. I hope this helps you.

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SOURCE: My Kenmore series 70, top loading, washer has a mold smell.

thaty have this one stuff called affresh its used for frontloaders but you can use it for toploaders too it works great

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let machine work once with highest temperature without anything inside..... with little detergent you always use.....to wash away that smell...

if you keep it closed, then moisture will remain in and provide good environment to bacteria causing black mold to live there.....

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If this is a Kenmore Elite front loader, such as the one you posted this question under, the odors generally come from mold, mildew, and/or debris in the drainage system. The following link explains some preventive measures you can try that will minmize odor problems and prevent the develpment of harmful mold and mildew:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608512-getting_rid_front_loader_mildew_odor

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