I have a Frigidaire Front Load Washer (Gallery Series) and the laundry comes out with a mildew/stale water smell. I took the discharge hose off to see if the water was not draining completely out and it had a rancid smell to it with a little water in it. I repeated this same process about 6 months ago and it helped for a short period of time, but it started doing it again. I also have to clean the rubber seal on the door after each wash or else grime starts to collect. This only makes me wonder how clean my clothes are truly getting.
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It probally mildew growing inside the wash tub and associated water connnections like the pump housing, drain hoses. Mildew growth is common problem with front load washers. You can try to reduce the occurance of mildew by leaving the door and soap dispenser door open when not in use. Also wipe with door gasket with a rag to dry it.
To kill the mildew in the machine wash an empty load with hot water and vineagar about once a month. Repeat as neccessary. There other products to help reduce mildew such as affresh. Hope this helps you.
It because the mildew is not just on the gasket, but it is in the tub and in the pump and discharge hose as well. You need to reduce/eliminate the mildew in those parts. There is a couple of things you should do to reduce the causes of mildew.
1. Run the machine once a month using hot water and two cups of vinegar to clean out the machine. You might need to repeat this a few times to completely clean out your machine.
2. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the about and type of laundry detergent to use with your wash. Using too much detergent causes a build up of detergent on the tub which encourages mildew growth.
3. After your final wash of the day, leave the door and laundry detergent open, wipe dry the gasket with a cloth.
4. If the above steps does not help, try a commercial product like Affresh.
your inner tub needs to be removed and the outer tub including the outside of the inner tub needs to be cleaned of all the sludgy soap, fabric softener,etc. that has built up in between the tubs,along with the drain tube at the bottom,you might try bleach as a stop gap,but sooner or later you are going to have to clean this out the hard way,its not fun
run your washer once on a qick cycle with bleach and afterwards and after every load leave the door open. the smell is mildew which is common with all front loaders. if you leave the door open the moisture will dry and your odor problem will go away.
is this a question? I will assume that you are saying that there is mildew growing below something, possibly the drum, inside the washer. The only way to definately get it out is disassembly and thorough cleaning. Check your discharge hoses to make sure they are not clogged, leaving water in the washer rather than discharging all of it. If you want to kill the mildew/smell, run an empty load or just some rags but throw a cup or two of bleach in the washer. The chlorine will kill the mildew growths. Run a rinse cycle or two before your next load of darks to get the chlorine out (especially if you are having a discharge problem) so you don't inadvertantly bleach your clothes.
Make sure that you are using high efficiency (he) detergent. Pour 2 cups of vinegar in the tub and fill the detergent tray with vinegar. Run it on the hottest, longest cycle. You can also use a Front load cleaner such as Afresh, made by Whirpool. I think that Tide makes one too. Vinegar is usually readily available. At the end of washing for the day, leave the door to the washer slightly open so that fresh air can get in and dry it out keeping moldy, milduey smell down. If it mildews, use a rag and bleach water to clean the boot seal. Hope this helps.
Front load washers retain water that you cant see or get to. There are cleaners for washing machines available. I clean mine every month with alot of bleach , try pouring a half gallon of bleach in the soap insert on a normal wash cycle and an extra rinse would not hurt no clothes of course.