Question about Washing Machines
Pump filter seems like it needs to be drained every 1 or 2 cycles otherwise when it is drained, it smells musty and really bad, and smells up the entire wash room. Manual does not state that it has to be cleaned out regularly..is this normal?
You should not have to clean filter . Check your hose for clogs ,follow the hose all the way to where it drains into the sewer line. If your sewer line is very high up the pump may not be able to pump out all water efficiently. So some water will flow back down to the pump. If there is a clog up high, the clog will not allow draining. These pumps are strong ,but not that strong. Please let me know what you find. GOOD LUCK FRIEND.
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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
On our LHW0050PQ the "Done" light stays on solid-- it does not blink, so on yours it may be indicating a malfunction, either in the electronic control or a problem with the pump. As VersaStyle suggested, you can check the connection to the pump, check for power to that connection and also look for evidence the impeller might have a pin or something stuck in it. If it used to work and it made a lot of noise before failing, I would suspect an object lodged in the impeller or a seized bearing.
(I find that when I use non-HE detergent, the pump gets really noisy, making sounds like the bearing is going out. I have a solution for that, but your situation sounds like a complete failure somewhere.)
Posted on Mar 05, 2009
SOURCE: laundry stinks
I find that the dryer does not dry the clothes enough. The washer can take a lot of laundry at one time but the dryer is not able to handle the load. The stink usually comes from a bit of moisture left in the the clothes, especially the towels. Break down your dryer loads or dry them on a timed cycle for a longer time.
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
I would assume that you are using HE detergent if not the pump could go into a suds lock. You may have a bad drain pump. The other options could be possibly a bad central control unit. (however these are very expensive) or possibly a door lock issue but usually you will get a door lock error.
Posted on Jan 13, 2010
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