Question about Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer
What will make it go away
Make a solution of Hot water and Soda crystals obout 2 liters
Pour it into the machine and do a couple of very hot washes.
It will not harm the machine and will flush away residues that make the smells
Leave the door slightly open whe nthe machine is not in use as that will allow the inner and outer drum to dry properly
Posted on Jun 20, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have the same problem with a 3 month old ge front loading washer.after 1 month it started off smelling musty..I thought it was my imagination, now at 3 months old our clothes smell so bad I think we might just have to buy new clothes! everytime I wash a load the clothes smell worse and now you can even smell it just walking into our closet 2 floors up. A new washing washing machine should NOT be doing this! so far leaving the door open in between washes has helped a little but I plan on tipping it back and finding the hidden filter today. Isn't it lovely that they don't mention a filter that needs monthly cleaning or it's location in the manuals?!
Posted on Jun 30, 2008
SOURCE: Mildew and Smells
It sounds like your drain from your washer has lint buid up,so when your machine is syphoning water back in the tuits only a small amount but when water sits on something and has air it turns black then into mold,clean your drain at your house,if you atill get this youll have to check your pump motor it has lint in it and has to be cleaned,also check your machine to see if it has a filter it could be clogged that will be in your owners manual,if this helps please vote me a fix ya
Posted on Jul 14, 2008
The water will always be in there. It is in between the basket and the drum. That is normal. However if you want to get rid of the musty smell there is a good tip that I have. You can find this on my profile too. Just take about a cup of white vinegar and put it in the drum and wash on hot heavy load. This will clean the tub and all hoses as well. You can do this every few months or even every month if you do a lot of laundry. Put some vinegar into the bleach dispenser too and the fabric softener area as well. This way you will clean everything. It is much cheaper then going out and buying that expensive cleaner made for washing machines. Let me know if you have any other questions and if this was helpful. Good luck and have a great weekend.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
SOURCE: Musty smell
This problem is caused because the water does not get totally pumped out of the outer tub and sits in the bottom of the tub and in the front seals. Eventually a mildew type scum develops and causes the washer to stink and also impart the odor to clothes. Even though front loaders do use less water and energy, all of them have essentially the same design and therefore all will eventually develop this problem.
Run a load with just bleach (about 1 cup) and white vinegar (about 1 1/2 cups) poured directly into the washer with hot water and it seemed to help, but this does need to be repeated about once a month or so...
but with your wife's Asthma tho you could try
Typically the cause is the machine itself, but occasionally the water being used in the washer can be the source of the problem. If the smell resembles rotten eggs, you may need a water filtration system installed. After you eliminate any other possibilities, you can begin the treatment process. Create a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to 2 cups of white distilled vinegar. 3Begin a wash cycle using the machine’s hottest setting. As the water rises, add the baking soda and vinegar mixture. Let the washing machine complete a full cycle. If you notice any residue that has been loosened, use a cloth to wipe the surface clean. Run a cold water cycle to complete the process. You should immediately notice that the smell has been neutralized.
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
This is a fairly common problem that often arises when the majority of washes are done with cold water.
Do what is called a maintenance wash where you set the machine to run with hot water and maximum fill of water. Add one half cup of baking soda and let it run through it's entire cycle with absolutely no clothes in it.
After it completes its full cycle check for that bad odor. If it is fully gone wonderful. If it is half as bad do a second maintenance wash.
If the maintenance wash doesnt seem to help at alll get back to me and I will make another recommendation.
Posted on May 25, 2009
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