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I can't remove the detergent drawer from the washing machine.

There is an unpleasant smell from the drawer and drum

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After you are finished with the wash, leave the door open. Seriously.. you NEED to leave the door open so it can air out after each wash. Just a crack will do, if you close the door and seal it, bacteria will grow and make a bad smell. Your laundry room will smell bad for awhile at first but it'll clear out after several days. If you can't stand the smell, buy a kit in the soap isle that eliminates washer odor. Remember the kit is a temp solution, leaving the door open after using the washing machine is the real fix.

Posted on Jul 18, 2014

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If this is a front loader see that u use only washing powder for FRONT LOADING MACHINES. Also possible your detergent drawer is clogged with old dry detergent. Pull out the drawer and clean with tooth brush. Things shd be fine.

Posted on Oct 08, 2007

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We had the same problem, It was a pair of sock stuck behind the seal in the drum blocking the water inlet to the drum. Like others we managed to get our fingers between the metal of the drum and the rubber seal near the detergent dispensor to remove the sock.

Posted on Mar 01, 2008

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I ended up having to call Samsung support for this same question. Left to right two vertical bars = detergent (liquid or Powder) flower = softner, single vertical bar = bleach.

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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hi! remove your powder draw, it should just pull out with a wiggle,give it a good clean in hot water, before you put it back give the draw hola a god clean with a bottle brush and hot water! good luck

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

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SOURCE: water remains in detergent drawer

bpkaplan - did you find a solutiion? I have the exact same problem with my LG Tromm WM2477HW front load washing machine. It is about 2 1/2 years old.

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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How do I run just a rinse cycle if the soap hasn't been completely removed during the complete cycle?


Water for the rinse cycle runs through a different compartment (designed for fabric softener) of the soap drawer and so remaining soap will not spoil the rinse.

Left over soap can be a problem as it is difficult and unpleasant to clean and if it isn't removed it can block the outlet and cause a flood. Check the instructions of your washer but generally the soap drawer will pull right out for cleaning in the sink and to check the outlets are clear.

Using a different detergent could improve things. Lots of people find it more satisfactory to put the detergent in the drum with the wash for some cycles.

Oct 05, 2015 | Washing Machines

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What lime scale / detergent remover can be used for regular cleaning of my front loader.


Front-loading washing machines are energy efficient and use less detergent than top-loaders, but they sometimes have a tendency to harbor mold and unpleasant smells. By giving your washing machine a quick clean once a month, you'll keep your front-loader fresh, which means cleaner clothes, too. This eco-friendly method doesn't use bleach, costs only pennies to make, and comes together with ingredients you already have on hand.
What You'll Need:
  • 2 cups vinegar
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Scrub sponge
Directions:
  1. Start by mixing together the baking soda and water in a small bowl. This is going to be the "detergent" for cleaning the washing machine. Pour the vinegar into a measuring cup and head over to your washing machine.
  2. Add the baking soda mixture to the detergent container of your machine and pour the vinegar into the drum. Set your washer to normal load at the hottest water setting. Close the door and start the machine, letting it do all the hard work for you. The baking soda and vinegar naturally break up mineral deposits and any mold growth while cleaning and refreshing your washing machine.
  3. Use a clean scrubber to rub around the opening of the washing machine, removing stubborn mold or residue. Wipe clean with fresh water.
  4. Your washing machine is sparkling clean and ready to do a load of laundry! Give your front-loader a cleaning once a month to keep your clothes smelling fresh and your machine working in tip-top condition.
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Mar 20, 2015 | Washing Machines

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How do you use the tub clean?


Read these instructions carefully before
beginning the TUB CLEAN cycle.
1
Open the door and remove any clothing in
the wash drum.
2
Open the dispenser drawer.
3
Add liquid chlorine bleach or tub cleaner.
Some powder or tablet tub cleaners which
are manufactured for this purpose can be
used.
(NOTE : Do not add any laundry detergent
or fabric softener to the drawer when using
TUB CLEAN.)
- If using liquid chlorine bleach
Add liquid chlorine bleach to the bleach
compartment of the drawer.
(NOTE : Do not exceed the maximum
fill line and do not pour undiluted liquid
bleach directly into the wash drum.)
- If using powder cleaner
Remove the liquid detergent cup and
add powder cleaner to the main wash
compartment of the drawer.
- If using tablet cleaner
Add tablet cleaner to the wash drum
directly.
(NOTE : Do not add tablet cleaner to the
drawer.)
4
Close the drawer and washer door.
5
Select TUB CLEAN and press START.
NOTE : It is recommended that TUB CLEAN
should be repeated monthly.
If mildew or musty smell already exists, run TUB
CLEAN for 3 consecutive weeks.
After TUB CLEAN is complete or when the washer
is not used, leave the washer door open for better
ventilation and drying inside of the washer

Jul 05, 2014 | LG WM2701HV Washer

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I have a whirlpool cabrio washing machine.ecerything is working fine but its beginning to smell like sewer. The sink next to it doesn't smell nor the drains. It's coming from the washer. Anything I ca


Clear your filter.
Remove detergent drawer and clean the drawer and its receptacle on the machice.
Bung in 8 milton tablets in the drum and put it on the hottest longest wash you can and leave it run normally.

Run a short cold wash to flush the machine

Now put some nice smelling low foaming disinfectant in and repeat the hot wash cycle.
This should sort it but may take repeated treatments. Lower the amount of softener and detergent you use as excess can build up and can cause this problem to come back. Additionally dont overload with really dirty cloths and if you do a wash with exceptionally dirty cloths then after you empty your machine put it on a shortest rinse cycle to purge and contaminated water that is left behind.

If all this fails you will need to have your machine serviced.

Oct 03, 2012 | Washing Machines

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My washing machine smells inside the drum. It makes the clothes smell and even though it has been on a self clean cycle the smell is still there. Please help.


Clean your machine by using a cotton wash at 85'C without anything in it, and with no detergent.
Also, empty the coin-trap at the bottom left (front of the machine).
Also, remove the detergent drawer, clean by hand. While the drawer is out clean the dispenser area with mildew cleaner.
You can also try using Sodium Metabisulphite (see a homebrew shop). Avoid using bleach as it damages the stainless steel.
In between washes you can leave the inner door slightly ajar to allow it to dry out between washes.

Apr 02, 2011 | Dyson Memory CRO1 Front Load Washer

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Have a Miele W320, during the rinse part of wash cycle, water pours from underneath the detergent drawer. What can I do to stop this happening?


Is the drawer gunged up? Are you using too much detergent?

Remove the drawer, and clean it with hot water and a brush.

Look into the empty drawer slot for any blockages and remove.

Replace drawer, try pouring hot water into the open drawer to try to dissolve and clear any blockages.

Consider using a dosing ball and adding detergent to the drum.

Feb 18, 2010 | Miele W320 Front Load Washer

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I was told to use only HE detergent, is this true? Frigidaire front loader. My first. What happens if you use regular detergent?


the he detergent is a softer compuond, thus disolving easier, also has an alge reducing compuond, reducing the risk of mildew and unpleasant smells, if you use regular soap, you r asking fo plugged water ports.

Nov 19, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Fabric softner does not disperse, a smell comes into sink.


Remove the drawer and thoroughly clean out the drawer. They usually have a syphon mechanism which gets blocked. On many, you will find a section of the softener compartment can be removed. Make sure there are no traces of old softener. The eggy smell is due to the enzymes in the detergent not being properly flushed from the machine. Check the waste water pipe is clear of debris and clean out any filters (not all machines have these) - normally under a cover at the front of the machine near the floor. While you have the detergent drawer out, it would be worth cleaning the area as it often gets clogged and covered in detergent or softener, and can block the water feed holes.

After all this cleaning, run the machine on a hot was with no detergents/softeners or laundry in it, to flush it out.

Jan 07, 2009 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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A bad smell from inside


A lot of machines can suffer from this problem. It is usually down to a bacteria build up between the drum and the tub.The majority of appliances that suffer form this have been used mainly on 40 degree washes and with a biological detergent.
The best way to get rid of this smell is to place two tablespoons of washing soda or soda crystals in the detergent drawer and then run the appliance empty on the 90 degree wash. You may have to repeat this treatment several times before the smell goes but it will go eventually.

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