Question about LG TROMM WM2688H 4.0 cu.ft. Front Loading SteamWasher
We've had our LG Tromm front loader for 5 years now. It has always stunk, and the rubber gasket continues to get moldy. We have had it replaced 3 times already because we couldn't stand the smell any more. We've done everything the experts have recommended: Used he soaps, run a load of bleach, keep the door open, used the "special" tablets - you name it, we've done it, and it hasn't solved the problem. It's an inherrent flaw in the washer. Sad that we spent this much on these and have such a basic problem we never had with cheaper washers. I've probably sunk and extra $500 into trying to solve this problem - not worth it since the machine doesn't even clean the clothes that well. I'm going back to Kenmore brand. Never had a problem with those. Good luck!
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
I found that a periodic flush with 1 cup of bleach and no clothes works well. Add 2 cups of bleach to the washer as it is filling, allow the washer to run for 2-3 minutes, stop washer and allow to sit overnight, continue wash cycle in the morning with an extra rinse.
It is good practice to leave the lid of a washer open when not in use. This will allow the water to evaporate instead of turning into a moldy mildewy mess.
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
You do not state your model number, so: If you have a tub clean cycle, use that, if not, use the longest, hottest cycle with no clothes and a front load washer cleaner like Ahfresh, Washer Cleaner, SmellyWasher Cleaner, Tide front load washer cleaner, or Whilaway hot tub cleaner. Clean the tub gasket area by the door and remove the filter and clean it out also before you run the clean cycle. You may have to run the cycle with a cleaner twice to remove all the built up soap scum inside the washer. Now, after the washer is clean, USE ONLY ONE TO A MAXIMUM OF TWO TABLESPOONS OF HE LAUNDRY DETERGENT PER CYCLE !!!! (and no more than one teaspoon of fabric softener per cycle, if you use it)
Posted on Jul 18, 2009
Odor from your washing machine is being transferred to your clothes.
The washer must be cleaned first or it will "reinfect" your clothing upon washing. The secret is to clean the "splash area" just above the normal waterline where suds and soiled water splash up and don't get rinsed out. To clean this area add a washer cleaner to a full load of laundry and wash in a hot setting. The added bulk of the laundry will raise the water level to include the splash area. During this cleaning intermittent pausing to soak will give the cleaner time to dissolve the moldy mess.
Also, leaving the door open makes the problem worse because it dries out the residue which makes it harder to remove.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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