Question about Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer
My washer STINKS! I have four children and do a lot of laundry but I am always careful to remove items quickly and then send them along to the dryer etc. This weekend... I cam across a TERRIBLE smell -musty and damp but really WORSE. The entire load smelled - I have run the same load three times to get the "best" result I could. My sister warned me about this - but I had always been so lucky... WHAT DO I DO?
What kind of washer?
all front load washers get this issue
the way to get rid of the smell is by doing an acid wash to your machine
set the washer to the highest temp setting (sanitize would be best)
mix in 1/2 to 2/3 cup of javex or white vinigar, either one will do it
run your washer through the longest cycle possible with no clothes in it
may need to be done more than once. and up to once a month
the smell is caused by leftover detergent and leftover fabric softner gathering on the interior shell and in the rubber boot at the door.
front load washers do not require much detergent at all, and even less fabric softner.
be careful on how much of these you are using, more is not better
this will help prevent the odor from comming back
as well when laundry is not being done, the front door should be left open a bit to allow air movement in the washer.
hope this helps
Posted on May 26, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have the same problem with my machine. Also a frigidaire. After speaking with many repair people apparantly this is a common issue. With mine the gasket that seals around the door has separated completely from the machine and you can literally lift is away. If you pull it back you can run your finger along the metal of the machine and lift of soft black mold. I am in the midst of trying to get my machine replaced with another brand under warranty. This has actually caused severe allergic reactions to my family and took over 6 months to find.
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
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