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The washer smells,had the problem before the repairman took it apart, I cleaned the white plastis rim on the tub,solved the problem soap buildup we need to know how to take it apart to clean it

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Dont !! Try doing a hot wash with a good dose of Washing Soda Crystals and no clothes (An empty washer not a visit to a nudist colony). Also go back to Old Fashioned Soap Powder for a while. Cold wash powders and low teperature washes do not dissolve the fats which are washed out of the clothes and they build up causing the smells. Old fashioned powders had some bleach and soda in them which kept the problem at bay

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The washer smells bad. We have taken it apart and cleaned between the tubs. The agitator turns in both directions


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You can use Affresh to clean your front loader. Deposits of soap and other such things can be stuck around the inside tub of your washer. Try this product, it works great on all front loaders. Use very hot water with the Affresh pellet with no clothes and run the machine through a cycle. Also helps with any stagnant water smells. Put the Affresh pellet inside the machine, not in the soap dispenser.

You can give me a ‘very helpful’ rating for the free help, can't you. Thanks.

May 21, 2010 | Whirlpool LSQ9659PW 2 SPD 10 CYC 4 TEMP 5...

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How to clean a wash machine


Regularly clean the top and door of the washer to prevent the buildup of dirt and detergent. When you wash very linty materials, remove lint from the tub after removing the laundry. Soap deposits may cause laundry to smell bad. To solve this problem, fill the tub with water and add 1 pound of water softener or 1 gallon of white vinegar; then run the machine through the complete wash cycle. If the deposits are really bad, wash the inside of the tub with a solution of household ammonia and mild detergent. Rinse thoroughly and wipe the tub with liquid bleach. Caution: Rinse the tub thoroughly before wiping it out with bleach. Ammonia and bleach can combine to form a very dangerous gas.
Finally, run the machine through a complete wash cycle before you put any more laundry in.

on Jan 16, 2010 | Washing Machines

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How to get rid moldy smell in LG Front loader washmachine?


There are several cleaners for front loading washers on the market, such as affresh, washer magic, smellywasher cleaner, whirlaway hot tub cleaner, and tide washer cleaner. Clean out the filter located behind the access door at the lower left front of the machine, then, if your model has a tub clean setting, use that with one of those cleaners, if not, use one of those cleaners with the longest, hottest cycle. If things were very bad, you may have to clean it twice. Now, after it is cleaned out,.....STOP USING SO MUCH SOAP ! Use only one tablespoon of HE laudry detergent per cycle, and only one teaspoon of fabric softener if you use that. (Note: Bath towels, used only to wipe off clean bodies, then tossed into the laundry are not dirty enough to require soap usage, and should never have softener used on them) The odors in your washer are caused by a build up of soap and fabric softeners on the inside of the washer's drum. Also, you may have a build up of soap or fabric softener on your clothes. Wash them again once with no soap or fab softener to rinse them out.

Mar 17, 2010 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

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I have a strange odor


It is normal for all models of washing machines to have a gallon or two of water left inside the bottom of the washer and in the drain pump. This is not the cause of odor. The smell is being caused by residue left on the inside of the plastic outer tub.


The best way to clean a stinky washer is to use a washer cleaner that is able to be used with clothing in the washer. The added bulk of the laundry will raise the water level to include the splash area 3-5 inches above the normal waterline. This splash area always has the worst buildup.
After the odor is gone you'll need to change washing habits to keep it away.

Oct 19, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Buildup/smell inside washer


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  • Try this..

  • Check that the drain line is clear
  • Check the drain hose for kinks or blockages
  • Check pump for blockages
  • Check for build up of soap in the outer tub
  • Check for article of clothing stuck in the outer tub
Please rate my suggestion...

Apr 14, 2009 | Maytag Washing Machines

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Smells like mildew. How do I clean it?


Affresh is a washer cleaner ..http://www.affresh.com/ made by whirlpool to clean out the washers...give it a try it really works

Oct 19, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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I have a indesit wi121, now the problem i have is that the powder compartment keeps filling up with water all the way through the cycle resulting in my washing still being soaking wet at the end of it.


HI  Make sure that both water faucets are turned on and that the drain and soap-saver return hoses are properly extended, without kinks. If the washer has a water-saver button, make sure the button is depressed; water may not circulate through the filter nozzle if the basket is not full and the button is not depressed.
 To make sure the water is the proper temperature, check the temperature selector switches on the control panel to make sure they're properly set. Also check the water heater temperature control. It should be set no lower than 120 degrees F.

Regularly clean the top and door of the washer to prevent the buildup of dirt and detergent. When you wash very linty materials, remove lint from the tub after removing the laundry. Soap deposits may cause laundry to smell bad. To solve this problem, fill the tub with water and add 1 pound of water softener or 1 gallon of white vinegar; then run the machine through the complete wash cycle. If the deposits are really bad, wash the inside of the tub with a solution of household ammonia and mild detergent. Rinse thoroughly and wipe the tub with liquid bleach. Caution: Rinse the tub thoroughly before wiping it out with bleach. Ammonia and bleach can combine to form a very dangerous gas.
THANKS...........

Sep 12, 2008 | Washing Machines

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Moldy smell


Turn it off, unplug it. Remove filter and check if filter and/or filter and pump housing are clogged with something "smelly". When you're at it check the drain pipe for too.

May 08, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Smell on towels


It's good that you are using HE detergent but you're probably using way too much. To test this run the washer empty (no soap) and if you see bubbles inside that's left over soap that's still in the unit. If so, keep running it empty until the bubbles are gone then start using only about 1 tablespoon of soap per load. The washer uses about 1/10 of the water so you need to use 1/10 of the soap. Use the same amount of softner. The excess soap and softner build up in the unit and cause the smell.

Jan 18, 2008 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

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Washer smells bad


There is a door on the bottom og this machine, I opened the door to find a little spot, I placed a bowel under the spout and opened it, drained all of the liquid out and this problem stopped! I also ran the machine on hot water with bleach after I emptied this resevoir. How often you do laundry will determine how often you must empty it. For me, once every 6-8 months does the trick!

Dec 08, 2007 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

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