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Samsung front load washer leaves bleach like stains, no bleach used, checked drainage ran sanitize cycle no overfill detergent container

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: problem with front load washer

Are stains a brown rusty color? If so, this may be an indication that the rear drum bearing is going bad. The bearing itself cannot be replaced. You will need to replace the entire back shell of the wash tub. Hope you have a warranty. This can be an expensive repair. Let me know if this is the case.

Posted on Jul 08, 2007

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SOURCE: Liquid Bleach dispenser doesn't work correctly

This may not be relevant, but by design, bleach does NOT dispense in the Buly/Bedding, Kids Wear, and Silk/Ultra Delicate cycles. If you try to use it, it remains in the dispenser.

As for the yucky smell, leave the door open when not in use.

Posted on Apr 23, 2008

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SOURCE: water remains in detergent drawer

bpkaplan - did you find a solutiion? I have the exact same problem with my LG Tromm WM2477HW front load washing machine. It is about 2 1/2 years old.

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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SOURCE: Finished Clean Washer cycle and my bleach dispenser full

It's normal for all washers with a sanitize or tub clean cycle to leave diluted bleach in the dispenser

Posted on Feb 11, 2010

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SOURCE: bleach and fabric softner despenser liquids not being used.

You could have a clog in the housing underneath the dispenser where the water flows through a hose into the tub.
Pull the dispenser drawer completely out.
There is a tab that needs to be depressed to release the drawer and remove it.
Check the opening at the bottom of the housing just inside the dispenser housing opening to see if a small sock or garment is clogging this opening.
Reach down into this opening to see if an item is inside the hose.
This is the normal issue that will cause water to leak out of the dispenser housing.

Wash the dispenser drawer thoroughly with warm water. Make sure that you pull off the siphon covers and wash all siphon holes. This process is described in your owner's manual. Replace the dispenser drawer and try the washer again.

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WHY IS THERE A BUILD UP OF SLIME / MOULD ON DOOR SEAL. HAVE TO KEEP SCUBBING OFF.


How to Remove Mold and Mildew from Front Load Washing Machines Today...

How to Remove Mold and Mildew from Front-Load Washing Machines

moldy-smell-washing-machine-1.jpg Front-load washing machines are notorious for collecting mold.
I've had my front-loading washing machine for about four years, and it has some great advantages - it's quiet, fast, uses less water and detergent, and gently tumbles (rather than yanking) my clothes. In general, I've been so pleased with it that I was shocked one day when I opened the door and was nearly knocked unconscious by a fetid blast of moldy-smelling air!
How could a machine that's so wonderful, suddenly turn so horribly smelly?
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Gaskets hold moisture.
The answer is in the way the machine is designed. Front-loading washing machines have watertight, airtight doors that seal with a rubber gasket. That rubber seal traps moisture in the machine and also provides the perfect nooks and crannies for mold and mildew to grow.
Top-loading washing machines, on the other hand, have a rather loose fitting metal door that easily allows the tank to dry out between loads.
The problem isn't helped by our laundry preferences. High sudsing detergents and liquid fabric softeners leave behind residues and films that invite mold growth. Cold-water cycles and mild, eco-friendly detergents don't quite blast away residues like their environmentally-unfriendly counterparts.
So, to keep mold at bay, front-load washers need just a bit more maintenance than top-loading machines.

How to Get Rid of Mold and Smells in Top-Load Washers

If you've got a stinky front-load washing machine, here's how to get it smelling fresh again:
    moldy-smell-washing-machine-3.jpg Cleaning gasket on washer.
  • Clean Gasket: Use a rag or towel to clean the rubber door gasket on a front-loading washer with either hot soapy water or a spritz of mildew cleaner. Make sure to wipe underneath and around it as well. Be prepared for some slime and gunk, and possibly a stray sock or two!
  • Clean Dispensers: Remove the detergent dispensers and give them a good scrubbing. If they don't come out, clean them as best you can, using a bottle or pipe cleaner to reach back into the crevices.
  • Run Cleaning Cycle: Next, run an empty wash cycle on the longest, hottest water setting (or a tub-cleaning cycle, if you have it). Add one of the following directly to the wash tub:
    • 1 cup of bleach.
    • 1 cup of baking soda.
    • 1/2 cup of powdered enzymatic dishwasher detergent (such asCascade Complete).
    • A commercial residue-busting washer cleaner (such as Affresh orSmelly Washer).
    moldy-smell-washing-machine-4.jpg Commercial cleaning pellets.
  • Repeat Cleaning Cycle: If the problem persists, repeat the cleaning cycle and consider trying a different additive. It might take several cycles to get the smell out.
  • Professional Help: If you've tried every way to clean your front-load washer and it still smells, you may have mold growing back behind the drum, or possibly a clogged drain or filter. A qualified repair person can dismantle the machine and clean it for you, or you can unplug the machine and carefully explore and clean it yourself.

Preventative Maintenance

Once your machine is clean, follow these tips to keep it that way:
    moldy-smell-washing-machine-5.jpg Allow washer tub to dry.
  • Air It Out: If possible, leave the door of the front-load washer cracked open to allow it to dry thoroughly between cycles. However, you shouldn't do this if you have children or pets who could be tempted to climb (and possibly become trapped) inside the machine.
  • Remove Loads Promptly: Be sure to remove wet clothes as soon as the cycle is finished. Set your washer to beep when it's done, so you don't forget.
  • Choose Detergent Wisely: Choose low-sudsing detergents specifically made for high-efficiency (HE) machines. When possible, choose powder over liquid; liquid detergents are usually higher in suds.
  • moldy-smell-washing-machine-6.jpg Clean washer dispensers.
  • Use Less Detergent: Read the labels and use no more than the amount recommended for each load. Experiment with using less detergent, until you find the minimum amount necessary (sometimes just a spoonful) to get your clothes clean.
  • Avoid Fabric Softener: Liquid fabric softeners leave residue that contributes to mold in front-load washers. Instead, use dryer sheets or dryer balls to soften your clothes.
  • Dry Gaskets: Use an old towel to wipe around and underneath the door gaskets and the inside of the door on front-loading washers. Ideally, you should so this after every cycle, but at the very least it needs a periodic wipe down to remove any water or mildew trapped in the folds.
  • Use Bleach: About once a month, run a hot water bleach cycle. I usually take the opportunity to throw in work towels, fabric shower curtains, and muddy gardening clothes, along with that nasty gasket-cleaning towel.
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Good Luck

Feb 27, 2015 | Washing Machines

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LG front load washer leaves clothes soapy. Yes cleaned trap and drum and use correct HE detergent. What else can it be?


front load machines can be soo frustrating-try using less detergent-you might try running a sanitizing cycle with a quarter cup of dry dish washer soap-sounds like your rinse cycle isn't working do you have an option for a 2nd rinse cycle-cheers Denny

Oct 26, 2013 | Washing Machines

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Front end loader


are you using the correct detergent and not to much for this machine-try cleaning out the drain trap and filter-wipe down the door seal and tub with a bleach or oxy type cleaner -run the sanitizer cycle with a quarter cup of powdered dishwasher soap,and finally leave the door open between loads-this ain't your momma's washer-these things can be a pain in the booter-cheers Denny

Oct 26, 2013 | Samsung Washing Machines

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Hello there, We have mold which is hard to remove in the liner of our loader and it also drips down the front of the washer when we have ran it. Do you any advice for removal of mold and to stop the...


Hi Clare. Yours is a common complaint, but easily remedied. In your owners manual, you will find that it is recommended to run the "sanitize" cycle every 30 days. This will kill any mold or mildew inside the machine, and keep it from smelling inside. If you havent been doing this, it will be a little harder to get it clean. The sanitize cycle heats the water to 185 degrees ( approx.) My advice would be to run a sanitize cycle once a week for the next month. Put a cup of bleach in the detergent dispenser each time you run the sanitize cycle for the next 4 times ( without clothing inside). Also, leave the door open overnight after completing your wash. This will allow the internal wash drum to dry out and eliminate any chance of mold or mildew inside. When you see a drip down the front of the machine, it is usually lint or hair stuck to the bottom of the glass door where the seal contacts the bottom of the door. Keep this area clean and lint free and your leaking should stop.

Feb 21, 2011 | Miele W 4800 Front Load Washer

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Clothes smell like mold.


On these models, they did not have a clean washer cycle, but you can try using some new products on the market. One in particular is "affresh". They are tablets available at most supermarkets.
The old field service technique to deodorize your machine was to put one cup of bleach directly into the tub of the washer and use Lemon scented powder dishwasher detergent in the soap dispenser of the machine (enough for one load in a dishwasher). Set the machine to a cotton sturdy cycle with HOT wash and extra rinse selected and start it up.
The bleach will sanitize the machine and the lemon scented detergent will deodorize it.
Good luck!!

Aug 14, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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Finished Clean Washer cycle and my bleach dispenser full


It's normal for all washers with a sanitize or tub clean cycle to leave diluted bleach in the dispenser

Feb 11, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet 4.0 Cu. Ft. Steam Washer

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We have a Frigidaire Gallery 16 cycle Front loading clothes washer purchased in 2002 and it is leaving what looks like grease streaks and stains on some clothes. We have washed only with Cold water. any...


I removed the drawer for detergent and bleach dispensing and it was
quite dirty form build up of dirt and detergent.
than ran hot water cycles and it seemed to fix.

Oct 14, 2009 | Frigidaire Washing Machines

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Samsung Front Load washer has odour


IMPORTANT: Read thoroughly. DO NOT add detergent or other laundry products to this cycle.
1. Remove all items from the washer.
2. Open the dispenser drawer and 2/3 cup (160 mL) of liquid chlorine bleach to the bleach compartment. DO NOT use more than 2/3 cup (160mL) of bleach per cycle as this will lead to product damage.
3. Close the washer door and dispenser drawer.
4. Select the Clean Washer cycle or a full wash cotton 104 F wash (40 C). DO NOT use any higher temperature as this will cause unnecessary fumes
5. Press Start and allow cycle to complete.
6. If the bad odour persists, repeat the procedure 1 or 2 more times. This may be necessary if this is the first time you have run this cycle.
7. After the cycle is complete, leave the door open slightly to allow ventilation and drying of the washer interior.
8. Repeat the cleaning procedure monthly.
To maintain the washer freshness:
1. Use only HE High Efficiency detergent.
2. Leave the door open after each cycle to for better ventilation and drying of the washer interior.
3. Use warm / hot water in your machine unless the fabric you are washing requires cold.
4. Use the correct amount of fabric softener.
5. If your laundry room is damp, use a dehumidifier.
6. Clean the door seal of visible residue.

Sep 01, 2009 | Samsung WF203ANW Front Load Washer

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Clothes coming out with stains they didn't have - looks like oil/grease


Front load greasy residue ,

Due usually to much detergent in each load, use smaller amounts.
To much detergent degrades the rubber seals and gaskets and rubber seal also in some front loaders around the door too!

Over the life of a front loading washer the seal/gasket degrades
largely due to the chemicals in the detergent as well as bleach.

Most gaskets/seals get hard and brittle therefore the over the life of a front loading washer
the seal/gasket degrades largely due to the chemicals in the detergent as well as bleach.

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Sep 19, 2008 | Kenmore Oasis HE 27082 Top Load Washer

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Disgusting odor


I had the same problem, except it wasn't just towels. It was everything. I did some research and found that this is a common problem and nothing a tech can fix. I was about to go out this weekend and spend $1000 on a new washer because I couldn't use this washer on my clothes anymore. I did one more search for a solution and THANK GOODNESS found a solution on another site. A woman had the same problem and, after much trouble, someone at Best Buy finally told her to never use liquid detergent in the machine, not even HE. So I cleaned the inside of my machine, around the door, the rubber seal, etc. I ran the tub clean cycle with bleach and vinegar. The smell was gone and I have been using powder Tide ever since, and the smell hasn't come back!!!!!

Mar 12, 2008 | LG WM2688H Front Load Washer

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