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Odor I have a soil like odor coming from my washer.I would like to take apart the agitators so iI can clean under them.However, I can not figure out how to disassemble the agitators.

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  • Hanneke Nov 03, 2007

    We have mold growing all along the rubber inside the opening of the washer, and we have tried scrubbing with bleach. It does not come out.

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I have had this problem. I can see some "gunky" buildup under the two large discs. I have had a repair man here previously. He serviced the machine and cleaned under the discs. Said to use vinegar in the future as preventative maintenance. I have been doing that -- running a hot water cycle with a large bottle of vinegar. It seems to help for a while but then the gunk comes back. Using bleach does not seem to help. I wash several hot water loads per week, warm and cold wash loads. I think this is a design flaw. I have never had this problem with a regular washer. I also keep the lid open always or I really have an odor problem.

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There may be no need to take your machine apart! Any mouldy smell is usually due to using 'cooler programmes all the time, ie 30' or 40' temperature. What I suggest is get some 'Calgon' or equivilent to descale the machine of lime (from the water) & undisolved powder from the detergent. Put the machine on the hottest programme you have (usually 90') its best to do this with the machine emptyof clothes, you may have to do it a couple of times to get rid of all the gunk

Posted on Oct 30, 2007

  • keith wagstaff
    keith wagstaff Oct 30, 2007

    PS. are you sure the smell is coming from the machine & not from the pipework at the back of the machine where the water  goes out of the house? If a water trap is not in the pipe system this could be the answer

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The problem is the wash comes out with brown flecks all over it. I have taken out the agitator and cleaned it, this hasn't changed the result, still brown flecks all over wash


WASH PERFORMANCE INFORMATION
9.1 Creasing
Creasing can be caused by over loading the washer or the dryer. Permanent Press or Delicate
cycles have been designed to minimise creasing as they use a lower spin speed. Do not leave wet
clothes to sit in the washer or laundry basket.
9.2 Soiling
Soiling is the result of insufficient detergent for the load. White clothes are better washed
separately. Separate lightly and heavily soiled items, as clothes can pick up soil from dirty wash
water. Cold water below 68oF / 20 oC does not wash effectively. Select the wash temperature
according to soil type. For example, blood and mud are better washed in cold water, while sweat
and oil based soil wash better in warmer water. Loads made up of articles of varying sizes will
wash better (e.g. full loads of sheets may not wash that well). Hard water requires more detergent
than soft water.
9.3 Linting
Wash lint givers (eg. towels, flannelette sheets) separately from lint collectors (eg. synthetic
fabrics). Over loading the washer can increase the likelihood of linting. Insufficient detergent for
the load can increase linting as there will not be enough detergent to hold the lint in suspension.
Over drying synthetic fabrics in a dryer can cause a build-up of static electricity and result in the
fabrics attracting lint.
9.4 Detergent Residue
Over loading the washer can result in detergent residue being caught in the creases of the fabrics.
If this occurs, decrease the load size. Some detergents need to be pre-dissolved. Check the
instructions for the detergent. Cold ambient temperatures, cold washes or short agitation times
may not let the detergent dissolve properly. In these cases pre-dissolve the detergent.
Overdosing of detergent can also cause residue when foam breaks down and will show as white
specs on the clothing. Poor quality detergents can result in residue.
9.5 Black Marks on Clothes
A build up caused by the interaction of fabric softener and detergent (scrud) can flake off and mark
clothes. Do not use too much fabric softener, maximum 75cc. If this is a problem, it is
recommended that the machine is periodically filled with hot water, plus 1-2 cups of dishwasher
powder and left to soak.
9.6 Grey Marks on Clothes
Not enough detergent for the amount of soil on the clothes can result in grey marks on clothes. If
this is a problem it is recommended that the machine be periodically filled with hot water, plus
detergent and left to soak.
9.7 Dye Transfer
Wash and dry non-colorfast clothes separately. Non colorfast clothes left sitting in a washer or
laundry basket can transfer dye to other clothes.
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Washing with too much water (i.e. under loading) can cause the clothes to tangle around each
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Hidden Gunk in Your Dishwasher


<span><span>You may be surprised to know you probably have "gunk" around the door seal and on the inside bottom of the door of your dishwasher. Using an old toothbrush or a soft cloth and some <a href="/#">white vinegar</a> or a mild cleaning product, rub around the door gasket and the edge of the door. You'll probably be amazed at the residue that you remove. You may have to wipe and wash several times to get off all the accumulation.<br />The reason this debris accumulates is that the water and <a href="/#">soil</a> seep under the seal but are not rinsed away. Because we can't see the <a href="/#">soil</a>, it hardens and the next time the machine is run, more soil is deposited. Eventually, the soil begins to spoil and an unpleasant odor develops. </span></span><br /> <span><span>Another trick is to GENTLY rub just under the gasket with a wooden toothpick. This will remove debris lodged under the gasket.</span></span><br /> <span><span>Cleaning the bottom and edges of the door will help to prevent unpleasant odors coming from your dishwasher.</span></span>

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Were the settings appropriate for the clothing?
The settings on the machine should be set properly for the load. Different fabric types require different wash/rinse temperatures, spin speeds, and wash times. Always follow the instructions printed on the fabric care label. The soil level needs to be set in accordance with the load type. Heavily soiled clothing will not come clean with a light soil level setting.
Was the proper detergent used?
If too much detergent is used, or non-HE detergent is used, the machine will not wash properly. Too many suds present during a wash decreases tumbling action and will not rinse out well. Furthermore, detergent residue built up in the machine over time will deposit extra detergent on clothes and deposit soil back into clothing.

Was the washer overloaded? If the machine is overloaded, the machine will not wash and rinse properly. When the washer is overloaded, the clothes have no room to tumble, and the cleaning performance of the washer is reduced. In addition, when the clothes are packed tightly inside the drum the detergent and water will not distribute evenly throughout the items.

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This video will show how to remove the agitator. You probably should replace the agitator dogs while you have it apart.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5wIN1J70-Y&feature=player_embedded#

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