There is a foul odor coming from inside our relatively new washer. the odor is present long term and is not fixed by tub clean function. The inside of the tub is visibly clean. I have tried to clean inside the rubber like gasket area to the best extent that I can but parts are hard to reach.
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ive seen this happen before there is a cooling duct that fan blows cool air over magnetron (to cool it off) this duct is exausted into inside of oven , when hot food is left inside for a bit the steam and grease condenses inside this duct /tunnel leading to foul odor that eventually effects food taste , very dificult to clean out but can be done by a professional serviceman using oven cleaners (do not spray any cleaners into ports) remember there is very high voltage present inside there and that port does lead right to it !!!!
I understand you have an odor in your Frigidaire Affinity washer, model# ATF7000E. Please try cleaning the inside of your washer by trying the following:
• Before cleaning the washer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to avoid electrical shock hazards.
• Dry around the washer door opening, flexible gasket, and door glass. These areas should always be clean to ensure a water tight seal.
• When extremely soiled items have been washed, a dirty residue may remain on the drum. Remove this by wiping the drum with a nonabrasive household cleanser. Rinse thoroughly with water.
• The plastic drum vanes may become stained from fabric dye. Clean these parts with a nonabrasive household cleanser. This prevents dye transfer to future loads.
To prevent the odor from coming back please try the following:
• Remove items from the washer as soon as the cycle ends. Excess wrinkling, color transfer, and odors may develop in items left in the washer.
• Periodically, wipe dry the bottom of the flexible gasket to remove lint and other debris.
• If there are no small children present, leave the door ajar to prevent odor build up and to improve venting of the unit.
I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your appliances status has changed successfully. Hope this is helpful.
Oder doesn't seem to be electrical smell or you would know a house fire may occur. We normally know the electrical smell I'm worrying you about, and if it is that, do not use it and call a professional! It may be mildew in the unit or in the ductwork. Mildew is quit common, mold is not. No one LEGALLY can tell you it's mold unleased certified by you state or province. Mildew can grow anywhere we have a warm surface that comes in contact with a cold surface. This means uninsulated ductwork, or aged ductwork. The unit itself can also produce some mildew due to lack of maintenance. And also, water can get inside the duct for many reasons if you have cooling. If water is trapped it can produce "growing" stuff and a smell. Varmints can also cause this, either by dying inside the unit/duct or by leaving their droppings, to say it nicely. Temporary fix is what we call in Texas a Odor Cake. These are sold at the HVAC parts houses. Come in a little Tupperware style cup, and are mainly used for fire, smoke, and mildew damage to a structure. You just set em inside the airflow and the help, but don't solve the issue. If mildew is present inside the unit, have a tech out to inspect/clean. And a ultraviolet light may be needed to help control the growth. Internet U.V. Light for HVAC to study on them. Hope this helps!
You have the beginning of a detergent and/or softener residue buildup on the inside of the plastic outer drum of your clothes washing machine. Mold and bacteria need a moist, dark environment and a food source to grow. This residue is the food source. This can be a major health concern. See: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5408971n
We can't change the environment of the washer but we can lessen the "food source" by reducing detergent and fabric softener use.
Do an internet search on "Smelly Washer Reviews" to see what you can do about the problem of mold odor in your washer, towels and clothing.
After your washer odor is gone you'll need to change washing habits so mold and bacteria don't return. Go to the blog page at smellywasher.com to read the featured posts on the left side of the page on the cause of the problem and what to do for extreme cases of washer mold odor.
If the odor is only present from the bottom of the fridge, and not inside the freezer or when it is shut, it is most likely spoiled something. Put everything in a few coolers, cover with ice and close up, spray out the fridge with some cleaner and let the freezer defrost if there is ice buildup on racks or surfaces. After the fridge is clean, I suggest using a box of baking soda to keep odors out of your fridge. Arm & Hammer recommends replacing these boxes every 30 days, but I've had mine in there for 6 months or so and it helps.
Check the hoses to make sure there are no leaks or standing water behind. Try running a cycle or two of vinegar water and baking soda water to kill any mildew that might be in the tub. New washers often give off an odor described as a burning match or electrical smell. This is normal and is caused by the "wearing in" of clutch shoes and the heating of new paint on the motor windings. Older washer odors are usually caused by leaving the washer lid closed when not in use. This does not allow air to circulate and dry out the moisture remaining in tub area. The air and moisture mixture becomes stagnant and creates an odor. When washer is not in use, leaving the lid up/open for air circulation will help prevent odor.
To get rid of odors inside of washer follow the steps listed below:
Fill the washer with hot water; set at regular speed & longest time.
Add 3/4 cup of Calgon Clothes Detergent. (Baking soda can be substituted) .
Allow washer to complete entire wash and rinse cycle.
How old of a unit? The new high energy effeciency washers are known for their "odors" due to the fact they dont drain out all water and it can mildew inside. Some solutions...leave door ajar after wash cycles , water will evaporate, there is products you can add every so many loads, one product being "affresh" ,,,some other people will run strong bleach load every so many loads it will kill mildew. These washeres have been out for years in Europe and they have same problems, its just inherent with product