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Step one: Identify the source. Try switching to a high efficiency powder detergent instead of liquid. (Suds collect in nooks and crannies.)
Step two: Clean. First wipe the inside of the washer, especially the area where the door seals to the inside. Mold can collect around the insides and folds of the rubber seals. Get in there and make sure you cleaned it all. You could use bleach or Pinesol. Step three: Use a quarter cup of dish washing detergent (powder is best, liquid if you must), along with a towel. Put the machine on the "sanitary" (hottest water) setting. Let it finish its cycle. This should get rid of the mold completely. Step four: Leave the door open between wash loads. This will decrease the mold build-up as it allows the tub to dry completely NOTE: IT WILL TAKE 2-3 WASHINGS TO TOTALLY RID THE CLOTHES OF THE MUSTY SMELL. Hope it helps!
The mold is coming from too much soap. You have to use HE soap. I know this sounds funny but it's true. I started using less soap as specified by LG after I rinsed the system with water and vinegar a couple of times. But the vinegar in the bleach compartment. I may take a few times to clean the system out but the smell will go away and with continued use of HE soap in small amounts the mold will not return. I never knew mold likes soap scum. Good luck. Give me a thumbs up if this worked for you. :-)
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 it50/50 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 . Affresh is recommended by some manufacturers. You run it through
a wash cycle with it.
No recall, Pour 2 cups of bleach into the washer, Wash on HOT water, long cycle. Then wipe seal with dry cloth. This will eliminate the mold smell... To stop it from coming back ALL front load washer doors MUST be left open to allow the rubber seal to dry, Just like you close your shower curtain so it doesn't get musty smelling... 2 hours is about the dry time... wiping the seal with a cloth usually helps too... All located in your owners manual/
door seals are upto a 50 spot some are a swine to o but some a easy you can buy them but tate a good look at yours befor you take it off and rember how it gose back on. leave your self a few hours to do he job so you are not rushing
If you are using a high efficiency front loader than you suffer from the same symptoms that these front loaders typically have. The infamous bad smell and mold.. This is quite common because the front loaders actually seal the wash tub area with a water proof gasket around the door and left closed, the leftover water that gasket will get musty and if left untreated, may develop mold. Home Depot sells AFFRESH tablets that you cycle thru the qwasher about once a month and that usually does the trick.. The less desirable method is to wipe the gasket area with a towel or equivalent and leave the washer door open or partially open to air dry. That's been my experience.. Hope that helps !
Have had machine for 6 years. Mold is an issue. Occatioinally I clean out the drawer and behind the grey rubber seal with vinegar. After a load is washed, I dry off seal and leave door slightly open. Occationally I also wash a load of nothing but bleach. Hope this helps.