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Mold & Smelly in Washer

My washer is just about a year old.  After the first few weeks, we began to nice a really bad moldy smell coming out of the washer.  I dug around and found a bunch of socks that has gotten stuck in the lip of the seal.  They stunk and were moldy so I pulled them all out (and threw them away).  Then I ran the washer with bleach (emtpy) and sprayed the entire seal with X-14.  The smell went away but it's back!  We've tried more bleach cycles, more mold remover stuff and we leave the doo open...it still smells like mold!  And, now there's mold growing (black spots) on the rubber seal.  Help!

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  • SKLPACE Oct 26, 2007

    thank you so much - I'll try that tonight and let you know!

  • aebi Nov 02, 2007

    I am having the same problem. I've scheduled a service appointment to have a technician come out. I want him to remove the drum and clean the outside of it. I know there is gunk on it because when I shove my finger around the outside of the drum that is reachable, I can feel the brown gunk. I have no idea how much it is going to cost to have this done, do you recommend this route?

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2007

    Mold & Smelly in Washer

  • lauash Jan 02, 2008

    I HAVE A SMELLY WASHING MACHINE 

  • Markie Mark Jan 03, 2008

    We've had a Whirlpool Duet front-load washer that has started smelling. We've tried running it empty with bleach and with vinegar. Neither has gotten rid of the smell. A respondent suggested Calgon--is't that the "take me away" bath oil?

  • ifin Mar 01, 2008

    My Whirlpool duet has a horrible odor. I have tried bleach and other houselhold cleaners. I have scrubbed the rubber gasket, cleaned out the moldy dispenser to no avail. It does not smell for about 5 days and then it is back. I contacted Whirlpool and whatever they told me to do also did not work. I have purchased some cleaning product from smellywasher.com, but have not had the time to try it yet. Any other solutions?

  • Anonymous May 08, 2008

    cannot get rid of musty smell, mold, and smelly clothes

  • Anonymous May 20, 2008

    Mine smells awful from moldy condition

  • mjnewman Jun 09, 2008

    My Whirlpool washer stinks too. I cannot believe I replaced my trusty $700 Sears washer and dryer with these $2,000 overpriced stink boxes! The washing machine stinks all the time so I leave the door open, only to stink up my entire laundry room and the supposedly "intelligent" dryer never completely dries the clothes without at least one resetting to timed dry.

  • Anonymous Jun 23, 2008

    I saved for three years to buy the Whirlpool Duets. From day one my clothes have STUNK. I have tried every solution, including bleach, vinegar, baking soda, fabric softener...no help. I am doing laundry for 8 people, so the washer does not sit idle for long - I also use all of the cycles regularly, including super hot - no help. Unfortunately I convinced my parents to buy the same washer before I realized that the stink problem is not my fault - and out of the blue they tell me that their clothes and towels stink.

  • pattip1953 Jun 29, 2008

    same problem. husband noticed sour smell on t shirts. grandbaby has rash since he came to live w/us. any solutions yet? thnx!

  • chrissyg22 Jul 09, 2008

    I too have moldy black spots on the inside rubber around the washer. Our clothes really stink after a wash especially towels. My front load Whirlpool washer is going on 2 years now, purchased brand new. This is sooo gross espacial since i have 2 young children under the age of 2 and laundry is a daily chore. Help!!!!

  • chrissyg22 Jul 09, 2008

    i have contacted Whirlpool with my moldy problem and all they could say was to leave the washer door open after a wash. CRAZY!!!! i have 2 children under the age of 2 and cannot just leave that door open for them to crawl inside.
    the "customer service" rep then advised me to buy a new product called Affresh (small tablets) and pop em into the washer on a full cycle once a month to kill all bacteria and mold. I will give them a try and report back if that works at all. Otherwise they advised me to call the vendor who sold me the washer (the run around begins)


  • artery Jul 15, 2008

    I have been living with this same problem with my Whirlpool Duet Front Load Washer, purchased November, 2006 for the past year or more. We had been blaming the smell on sewer gas from a dry trap in the drain of the tray we installed under the washer in case of leaks. We have it in a second floor bedroom closet. Everytime I did a wash, I would preceed it with a 4 l. container of water down the drain. Since this did not help I thought I would check on Google to see if anyone else had the same problem. I was astounded by how many other dissatisfied owners there are out there! I hate the idea of replacing it as it was a real swine to lift the dryer on top of the washer. I really would like a solution that I could use without having to remove it. I also have awful smelling coloured towels. All along I thought it was the material in the towels that was decaying. What an eye-opener!

  • Anonymous Jul 16, 2008

    I have the same problem and am fed up.  I have tried all of the solutions and the smell continues to return.  I would love my old top loader back.

  • Anonymous Jul 25, 2008

    I found the solution. Stop using liquid detergent and liquid fabric softener. Instead, use powder detergent and the smell will go away and not return. I had the same problem, read this tip, and it worked like a charm!

  • Anonymous Sep 15, 2008

    I do suggest establishing a date, we call it “When Front Loading Washing Machine Go to Hill” and we advertise to every one who has the same problem to bring his/her machine and we gather somewhere and media will be present, we pour Gasoline and burn them.



    I just want to see their faces when their stock goes into the grave when all world news will broadcast this event

  • jennbobby Sep 15, 2008

    I have been dealing with mold and musty clothes for the few years I have had this washer. My husband had severe asthma and allergies and they have been aggrevated by this for years. We have tried every remedy with no results. I need serious help now!

  • dr_niki Sep 29, 2008

    Even the cat smells bad because she sleeps all day in our stinky sheets. Only a few days after washing them the sheets smell bad. One morning I climbed in bed with my daughter. She made a face and said "Ew". I apologized for morning breath but she said, "no, you smell like daddy's bed". We wash the sheets on the sanitary cycle but it doesnt seem to help. I also think that without soaking and agitating the clothes dont get clean enough. One day the cat vomited on the bed (maybe the stink of the sheets got to her). I washed and dried the sheets but when I went to put them back on the bed the vomit was still there, only cooked into the sheets. Other times I have put sheets in the washer folded and when I go to take them out they are still folded. It does make for less folding work but how clean are they having been spun around and splashed with water. Our next machine will be a top loader where the clothes can soak and then agitate in water. We are moving soon so this machine will be someone else's problem. If our new house has a front loader, especially the Duet, we will insist it be removed.

  • gaylensworld Oct 12, 2008

    The problem I have is that the laundry smells SOUR - I wash, dry and then the stuff smells sour dish towels, bath towels, clothes - its' gross and it's driving me crazy.
    HELP


  • lillygray Nov 28, 2008

    Same problem with Kenmore model C45092 which is actually a Frigidaire product, I'm told by Sears. Sears and Frigidaire and Sears have not been of any help in solving this problem.

  • heather_111 Mar 13, 2009

    We purchased our brand new overpriced front-loader Whirlpool Duet in 2005 right after my second child was born. Our laundry has had a musty and sulfur-like odor ever since, which has only gotten worse with time. When the washer is not running, the laundry room smells musty, like a dank, dark dungeon. I do laundry almost every day, so the machine rarely sits idle; the laundry room is right off the kitchen so it stinks up both rooms when running; towels especially have a horrible odor as soon as I begin to dry off with them; tried Affresh and followed directions to no avail; I could go on and on. I have been in tears over this problem. And, what is the point of an 'energy-efficient' washer if you have to run it through an extra cycle to clean out the stench before each and every load of laundry? Where is the monetary savings if you have to purchase Affresh or some other product to clean out the odor? These machines are a health hazard, not efficient in the money-saving sense, and should be recalled and each person compensated in turn. For as many years as these things have been out, and the problems they have caused, a class action lawsuit is definitely in order; as Whirlpool is certainly not owning up to their responsibility they will need to be forced to do so. I will never buy another Whirlpool product again.

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I am posting this again!

What is the mater with us that we are accepting this outrageous product flaw?

Let's put the blame exactly where it belongs and keep it there until manufacturers clean up their act!

What in the world are we thinking when we allow ourselves to be forced to jump through these ridiculous hoops just do do laundry!?

I am furious and it is over something as stupid as a washing machine! A WASHING MACHINE!!!!

New government regulations for new water efficiency washing machines has my family’s clothing smelling like a stinking, rancid, moldy basement! This is absolutely absurd! I have been told to change laundry detergent, run hot bleach water through my washer and, get this; my washing machine is 1 year old and my clothes smell filthy!!! The mold and mildew from these nasty machines have wreaked havoc through skin rashes and allergies in my children!

I paid $1,000.000 for this da*ned washing machine and THIS is what is being sold to the public under the disguise of efficiency!!?? I have been on the phone about this problem. I have, over the past 3 months, with a technician on the phone, been instructed to do the following:

*Make sure I use high efficiency detergent THAT will fix my problem.
Wrong.
*Cleaned the lint trap (..that is stupidly behind a metal access plate that you have to use a screwdriver to remove screws to get to it EVERY TIME) and THAT will fix my problem.
Wrong!
*Cleaned the water hoses; THAT will fix my problem.
Wrong!
*Cleaned the gasket around the door. THAT will fix my problem
Wrong!
*Cleaned the tub with bleach water. THAT will fix my problem.
WRONG!
*REMOVED the hoses and cleaned the pump. THAT will fix my problem.
WRONG AGAIN!
*Take the pump out entirely and clean all inlet, outlets and hoses. THAT will fix my problem.
WRONG! WRONG!! WRONG!!!

NONE of this fixed my problem of filthy, wet, stinking, rancid clothing that has endangered my family's health! I even washed my children's clothing out by hand in the bathtub and put them in the washer just to rinse and spin and they STILL smelled horrific.

Finally, at the end of my rope, I returned to the appliance store from which I purchased this machine and they have told me that they cannot accept a return. They will not accept a return and I have to deal directly with GE. I HAVE dealt with GE up until the final straw when I they told me I needed a new pump, but so sorry, your warranty JUST expired 3 days ago!!!

Furthermore, my pump was fine. I did NOT need a new pump and have now been told that I cannot return the new, unused pump that cost me another $183.00. I have now been told that this is a problem with ALL front loading washing machines and I should do the following:

*First, run a full complete wash cycle on hottest setting containing Bleach – * Note: wash cycle takes 1 hour and 20 minutes
*Next, run a full wash cycle on hottest setting using high efficiency laundry detergent for another 1 hour and 20 minutes
*Next, run a full wash cycle on hottest setting using Cascade automatic dish washing detergent for an ADDITIONAL 1 hour and 20 minutes
*Next, using Bleach water, wipe down entire interior of washing machine
*Next, using clean white cloth, wipe entire interior of washing machine dry
*Next, leave door ajar to air out machine

*Finally, I have now been informed that I cannot use fabric softener in the machine even though there is a fabric softener dispenser right in the machine because the new front loading machines cannot handle fabric softener!!

Furthermore, I was told that this is new technology and since it is so new, no one really knew these kinds of problems were going to manifest themselves and I just need to try to work with these problems because it is not the manufacturers fault but the GOVERNMENT’S fault! Sorry.

Are you kidding me??

Now I have a $1000.00 piece of junk that the appliance companies are pawning off on unsuspecting consumers and hiding their horrible designs by blaming the government.

So, now this is what I want!

I want the legislature to force manufacturers to properly inform the public of these problems and those who did NOT inform consumers of these issues, COMPENSATE their customers for the $$$$$ it has cost us and the misery and frustration caused by THEIR neglect by NOT informing the consumers of these issues. I want this to be retroactive BACK to at least the year 2005. Furthermore, I want compensated for the cost of buying a top loading washing machine in an effort to keep our families away from the mold and mildew and filthy mess this has caused! Finally, I want manufacturers to own up to the fact that they disregarded the health and safety of consumers in their efforts to profit as much as possible while touting efficiency.

Now I have heard that they have a new 'product' they can sell to us to inhibit the stench of mold and mildew. This is absolutely unacceptable!

This is outrageous and we need to speak out about this and make sure our voices are heard!

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

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I've had my Duet for 5+ years with no odor until the past 6 months or so. Even changing to a more fragrant fabric softener didn't make my cleaned clothes and towels smell clean. I noticed it especially when I would grab my towel after a shower. For a while I thought someone else was using my towel and stinking it up. Then I realized it was the whole laundry. ( I was having my laundry done for me... otherwise I probably would have realized it sooner. After reading all the suggestions for resolving this sour odor I thought I would try some of the ideas suggested that I hadn't already tried. Then it dawned on me that about 6 months ago I switched from a powdered detergent (SA8, an Amwy/Quixtar product) and dryer sheets to a well-known well-ranked Liquid Detergent and a fabric softener. I only switched because my son like the way his friend's laundry smelled when he borrowed a shirt. I was using fragrance-free products. So I had fragrant laundry for a short time. Then it started to smell sour. Maybe this change was the cause. So I've ordered another box of the powdered detergent and I'm going back to dryer sheets.

In the meantime I'm still doing stinky laundry. Same day I order new detergent, I decide to wash a load with some very stained baseball pants. I sometimes use a small amount (1/4 cup) of Oxy Clean, with my detergent but I decided to go full-strength which on the box said 1 cup. Hot water wash. Put it in with the clothes. Same liquid detergent, no fabric softener. When I took out the laundry, for the first time in months, it smelled clean. No stale, sour odor. Next load, nice smell again. Decided to do one more load with 1 cup Oxy Clean again. I'm still going to switch back to the SA8 (which is by the way highly ranked by Consumer's reports) and dryer sheets.

By the way, a few weeks ago I had to disconect the water discharge line behind the washer. The sludgy goo that was in the line and machine where the two connected was disgusting, but didn't smell bad. I cleaned it out with my finger. Ugh!

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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I discovered that the pump in my MAYTAG is designed poorly. It harbors dirty water behind the impeller, and the dirty water gets back into the washer with subsequent loads. The main problem is that the one-way valve has been designed to be AFTER the pump but should be before it. If it is placed before the pump, then it never gets sour. All the dirty water is kept from returning to the wash area. I replaced my pump with a solenoid and run the water out not even using the old pump, just take it out through the floor to a drain pipe below.

Maytag and Whirlpool, and other companies need to fess up and provide a one-way valve to be added BEFORE the pump.
Since removing the pump, my wife now uses just about half as much soap but never do we have a sour anymore.

Anyone interested in more info could contact me I'm thinking about how we can get a class action suit to force the design change and maybe have this as a recall.

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The mould spots are almost impossible to get rid of! But, you can add 'Calgon' to the wash cycle (at least you can get Calgon in UK) & select a 90' wash (with the machine empty) which will 'Burn Off' the biological deposit you speak of

Posted on Oct 26, 2007

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    PS your problem usually occurs by using only 'cool ie 40' washes most of the time

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The repair guy was just here for the refrigerator and I asked him about this problem. He told me to use way less soap and fabric softener that we had been. It gums up the works and stinks. The soap manufacturers are trying to sell soap but he said only 1 or 2 tablespoons of powder if enough with the small amount of water the machine uses.

He also said if we added a cup of white vinegar to our towel loads they would smell great afterwards and many people stop using fabric softener because vinegar works so well.

We will try it and report back!

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These machines are very water and airtight... do not close door all the way between washes. this is one of many solutions

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My towels smelled for a while and with time it got even worse, I didn't know why. So I decided to flip my washer upside down and what I saw was MOLD inside the plastic container that holds the metal bucket where you clothes go into. There is no way to take the plastic bucket out without removing absolutely everything, it's a day's work. That's where I saw the mold, I'm sure it's in other areas too. I ran 3 bleach bottle cycles with hot water and still didn't work. It just won't kill the mold spores that are sitting right on the bottom. This is a design flaw. The washer is only 6 years old and the problem started after 3 years.

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It is the Federal Govt and the manufacturers in together all in the name of all this environmental/efficiency bullcrap! We have had the same prob with our Maytag washer since we got it in 2005. I run bleach thru it all the time, my husband wants to put it in a field, filled with dynamite! ;) No one has offered any help, from HH Gregg, to Maytag/Whirlpool, to GE where we payed bookoo for the extended warranty that just ran out in July!!! The government puts these ridiculous mandates out and the manufacturers agree, go along with it, get govt kickbacks (GE for sure, they pretty much ARE the government) and then make excess profits because we all just have to keep purchasing and repurchasing, buying extended warranties, and paying for parts and repairs all the damn time. How many times did my parents have to have our washer repaired when I was growing up? From the time they bought a new set when I was 10 until my mom decided to buy a stackable unit 19 years later...NOT ONE TIME! And the washer even had to experience and move from one state to another when it was about 11 years old! My husband's mom just got a new washer back in 2004 and she had had her same washer since 1973! She only bought a new one because after seeing all the "New Technology" that these manufacturers were shoving in our faces, she thought hers to be a dinosaur. The kicker is it was still washing clothes just fine, looked old, but at least it did what it was intended to do for over 31 years!

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I had a leak and the seal was replaced, then they figured out the pump was leaking.

My problem is that the LAUNDRY smells sour - I wash it, then dry it, then dish rags, towels, clothes smell SOUR

There are alot of complaints about the moldy smell.

HELP

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

To get rid of moldy or musty smellsin front loading washers.we were instructed to leave the front door open and once a month run the washer thru a cycle with hot water and bleach.we have had no more mold or smells from our washer.it still doesnt get enough water to clean the clothes but no more smells

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I just want to get the water to drain out of my front load DUET

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God bless you guys i know what your going through i threw my 1 year old washer away bought a top loader washer is wonderful but clothes still smell bad cant get clean there is no cure i have tried everything. sorry

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

This morning I discovered the mold in the seal of my washer. The black spores are in the fold and on the outside of the seal. I am trying Tilex mold and mildew remover with a tooth brush and I scrubbed but the black didn't come off. I then put clorox in the washer in the detergent, softner and bleach dispenser and am running it through with the hot water cycle. I am hoping this will solve the problem. I will write back if it works.
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Make sure you pull back the rubber seal under the door on the washer frame right under where the door would be closed. I kept wondering why I was slowly but surely losing all the baby's socks and sure enough there was a world of wondering growing behind that rubber flap. I tried the special cleansers but have found what is working for me is using some Oxyclean with each cycle. Not certain if it is that or the fact that I perpetually check the rubber seal but I seam to no longer be having the problem.

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

Make sure you pull back the rubber seal under the door on the washer frame right under where the door would be closed. I kept wondering why I was slowly but surely losing all the baby's socks and sure enough there was a world of wondering growing behind that rubber flap. I tried the special cleansers but have found what is working for me is using some Oxyclean with each cycle. Not certain if it is that or the fact that I perpetually check the rubber seal but I seam to no longer be having the problem.

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I found this site when I Googled my problem. I had no idea I wasn't alone. I thought maybe it was our water or something. I'm wondering how the visit from the serviceman went (posted November 2007) and if he was able to take machine apart to remove gunk and if it worked...has anyone else tried this? I also convined my husband I needed these"amazing" machines and now I really regret it. I am so shocked these machines continue to be sold even with all of these complaints...obviously they know about the problem...they are marketing a worthless expensive product ($15 for three tablets) to temporarily remove the smell (it says to use start with three tablets and then use one every month to maintain) instead of fixing the obvious design flaws...I'm e-mailing Clark Howard (consumer advocate) next.

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I have had the same problem and my husband is mad at me . Our clothes stink and he doesn't understand! He says there is no way that they would sell a product for this much money and have it have a problem like that! We have thought it was the low water level and wondered if there was a way to increase the water level?

One thing that I have done is to do smaller loads (ridiculous) take them out faster, and between loads spray the inside of the washer and sometimes the clothes with anti bacterial febreze. I have been using fabric softener too (is this bad)?

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Mold & Smelly in Washer

Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLC, is currently investigating defects and other problems in certain front-loading washing machines manufactured and/or sold by Whirlpool, Kenmore, and LG Electronics, including Kenmore Elite HE3 front load washers, Whirlpool Duet front load washers and LG Tromm, LG XL and other LG model front load washers, which result in the growth of mold/mildew in the machines and which can cause the staining of clothes and other problems.

On August 29, 2007, SFMS filed a Complaint against Sears Holding Corp. involving its Kenmore HE, HE2, HE3, HE4, HE5 and other front-loading automatic washers. If you own a front-loading washing machine that is manufactured by any of the above-mentioned companies and are experiencing the growth of mold/mildew in the machine, visit the following website: www.frontloadwasherclassaction.com

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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Thanks for your suggestion about looking in the lip of the seal. I found one of my three year old granddaughters socks. Also, the seal for very dirty so I mixed a 50% solution and 50% solution of chlorox and used an old towel rag to wipe and wash throughly around the lip seal.

I noted that the aluminum ring inside the washer had also accumulated a lot of dirt. With one hand and fingers I held the wet cholorx towel inside the ring and with the other hand spun the tub around several turns until I had removed all the dirt and grime.

It did have a moldy smell. I'll let you know if this fixed the problem.

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Posted on Aug 07, 2008

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Top loader smells like mold. Maytag washer canot rid the moldy smell. Spray with bleach and after a day it smells bad again


you must use liqid soap ? what you need to do is add 1 gallon viniger to a small load all hot water let wash 4 a min or 2 let stand over night start back up and you should be good to go when you put in your soap when washer adgit. or swith to powder

Feb 14, 2010 | Maytag Washing Machines

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Washer smelly musty and moldy. How can I get the smell to go away? Is there something we can take apart or clean to stop this smell. Not what you want to smell when you are trying to get fresh clean...


I have this problem with my Siemens machine, it is due to mainly running low temp washes and bateria building up in the hoses etc. (more prevalent if the machine is connected directly to the sink and not on a stand pipe). I run a 90 degree cycle every 4 weeks with the machine empty except for two capfuls of baby sterilisng fluid (approx half a mug) I buy stores own as it is cheaper than miltons. The first time I did mine I ran the cycle twice to be sure it was cleared out. My machine is six years old and the first smelly signs were when it was about a year old, I run the maintenance wash religiously ever 4 weeks and run a machine descaler such as oust thru every 4-6 months. Hope this helps. Roni. (ps don't be tempted to use bleach as it foams up and can cause more problems!!)

Jan 05, 2010 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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I have a Maytag Neptune Stacked Washer and Dryer, the front load washer door has mold on the seal really bad. The repairman replaced it once saying it was a recall. He said to leave the door open, which we...


Hi, Some of the best information that I have found has been on YouTube. Go there, and type in "smelly washer" or "moldy washer". There are a number of good tutorials there.

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Aug 01, 2009 | Maytag MAH2400A Front Load Washer

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Mold & Smelly in Washer


Wash on hottest and longest cycle with regular laundry soap and a bottle of vinegar. After cycle, wash again with soap on hottest/longest cycle. This will clean your washer like new.

Nov 21, 2008 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

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Mold & Smelly in Washer



Thanks for your suggestion about looking in the lip of the seal. I found one of my three year old granddaughters socks. Also, the seal for very dirty so I mixed a 50% solution and 50% solution of chlorox and used an old towel rag to wipe and wash throughly around the lip seal.

I noted that the aluminum ring inside the washer had also accumulated a lot of dirt. With one hand and fingers I held the wet cholorx towel inside the ring and with the other hand spun the tub around several turns until I had removed all the dirt and grime.

It did have a moldy smell. I'll let you know if this fixed the problem.

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Jul 19, 2008 | Whirlpool GHW9100L Front Load Washer

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Moldy smell in front load kenmore washer


I had the same problem. Have you cleaned the filter under the front panel? Simply remove the three screws holding the panel below the door and remove the 2" white screwcap. Be sure to have a basin handy to catch the water. (possibly a couple of gallons if the stainer is really clogged) I suspect you'll find several moldy items that are causing the odor. Good luck.

Feb 28, 2008 | GE WSXH208A Front Load Washer

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Mold & Smelly in Washer


Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLC, is currently investigating defects and other problems in certain front-loading washing machines manufactured and/or sold by Whirlpool, Kenmore, and LG Electronics, including Kenmore Elite HE3 front load washers, Whirlpool Duet front load washers and LG Tromm, LG XL and other LG model front load washers, which result in the growth of mold/mildew in the machines and which can cause the staining of clothes and other problems.

On August 29, 2007, SFMS filed a Complaint against Sears Holding Corp. involving its Kenmore HE, HE2, HE3, HE4, HE5 and other front-loading automatic washers. If you own a front-loading washing machine that is manufactured by any of the above-mentioned companies and are experiencing the growth of mold/mildew in the machine, visit the following website: www.frontloadwasherclassaction.com

Dec 18, 2007 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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