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Mold after a month or so, mold made the washing machine smell very badly, and in turn our house. Frigidaire is extremely non responsive, and seeing as this machine IS a lemon and is less than a year old, I am interested in class action suit. This is a fraudulent product. Any washing machine that I have to maintain to this level (i.e. leave door open when not using, wipe out standing water in gasket/rubber area after each use, use bleach once a week, and use Affresh product) I am not interested in. This is ridiculous. If you are in the market for a machine DO NOT buy this machine!!!!!!!

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My GE washer instructions said to leave the door open or mold could form inside. IMO (and many sales reps I spoke with) Frigidaire is not a good brand. And being one of the cheaper brands, you get what you pay for. Good luck with your law suit.

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How do you get rid of mold smell in washing machine


Hello friend, thanks for your post!

I understand that you have a mold smell developing inside of your Frigidaire washer. I would normally recommend using a clean wash cycle with either one cup of bleach or one pouch of Tide Washing Machine Cleaner. If you do not have a clean wash cycle on your washer you could also use hot water and a regular cycle with a cup of bleach to clean out your washer.

You should also check over your gasket to assure there is no mold buildup, if you do locate mold inside of your gasket you can use bleach to help get rid of any residue. I hope this information is helpful. -Matt

Sep 25, 2014 | Frigidaire Washing Machines

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How to Stop Mold or A Stagnant Smell from Washing Machine.


If your washing machine is producing a stagnant smell which is tainting your clothes then this Tip is for you!

Secret ingredient: Ordinary Baking Soda.

First check to make sure that the machine is draining properly and ensure that the pump filter is clear of any debris. Check that the drainage pipes at the back of the machine are not kinked or obstructed in any way.

If the machine is a frontloader a common place for mold to build up is the rubber seal gasket around the door such as this one. Immediately you can see the nooks and crannies where mold can build up.
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Mold is one of the most common causes of a stagnant odour.

Clean this out as well as you can with ordinary kitchen cleaner (avoid using bleach) then place a heaped cup of baking soda directly into the drum and run an empty hot/boil wash on a full cycle.

Baking soda has a cleaning and neutralising effect and will help remove any build up of mold or gunge within the machine. You may need to run two of these washes before you see a solid result.

Thereafter I recommend you run a monthly 'maintenance wash' with the baking soda to prevent the problem arising again.

It is highly recommended that the door of the machine is always left partially open between washes as this encourages ventilation and discourages any more mold from forming inside the machine.

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My Whirlpool Estate Top Load washing machine is less than a year old. The last few months it has begun to smell really bad between washings. I leave the lid up but that doesn't help. The clothes don't...


Chances are there is mold forming in the outer tub, put two cups of bleach in the tub, set the water level at highest setting and run it in heavy wash mode. Do not add any laundry, that should help kill the mold that is causing the smell.

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How do I get smell out of my frontloading washing machine?


Run a load of just clorox water, no clothing. This will kill the mold spores and eliminate the smell. When not in use, keep the door open to allow air to circulate. That will prevent mold from regrowing.

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I bought two of these washers and they both have this problem. The worry is not only the horrible smell but the fact that these washers are not killing germs but rather creating bateria and mold.


have teck come and clean out filter, mold, etc behind seal, then clean about 1 time a month by running wash cycle with hot water, no clothes and 1 cup bleach, always leave door open til washer drys, careful if small children or pets are in the house they may climb in

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Foul odor from front load washing machine


Front loaders are known for building up mold and the smell.
It’s caused by using liquid detergent which is made from animal fat. Use powder. And use the minimum amount.
It’s caused by using fabric softener. Dilute it 50/50 with water.
It’s caused by the water remaining in the tub between washes. Leave the door open to allow it to dry. .
Pull the rubber door seal back and clean the mold off .

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I have a frigidaire front loader that I've owned for about 3 years. It traps water in the seal and also has mold growing inside it from time to time. It smells so badly right now that my entire wash room...


unfortunately we hvae created our own problems on front loads .all front loads all brands retain water in door boot .few people today wash with plain chlorine bleaches as result bacteria and mold are more likely to occur best solution wash door boot regularly with bleach and water solution run a bleach wash (no clothes) every few months and leave door open slightly after use don't give up too easily more than 1 cleaning may be necessary and should be done regularly

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Kenmore front loader drum grinding


This can be a symptom of drum bearing wear. A quick check for wear is to see if the inner drum moves up and down relative to the fixed outer drum. It should only move a minute amount. If it moves more than a millimeter or two, it is probably worn bearings. Regarding the bad smell - Make a boil wash (with no clothes and detergents) put in the powder's drawer a cup of bicarbonate of soda. It should clean the machine and remove out the bad smell. Good luck!

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