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I have an Indesit IWB71250 washing machine. For a while now it's not been doing a good job at cleaning or softening my clothes, as if the softener doesn't get to them. What can I do?

I have tried descaling it but it made no difference, and I've thoroughly cleaned out the detergent drawer. No change. The machine is about 3 years old and all the programs work. Clothes smell and feel clean but still look dirty and not softened as they used to be.

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Peace,
ngafm at your service,
How old is the washer?
And how long has it been smelling bad?

Some front loaders over the years have had this problem and the worse used to be the Maytag Neptune!
This is what I tell my customers to do:
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ngfam1 At your service!


It is normal for some frond load washers to have a little water left in the inner tub after the wash finishes!

I do tell my customers to run the washer once a week without clothes and with hot water and 1/4 cup of bleach. And then make sure to do only white clothes directly after wards as not to get a drop of beach water on a colored article of clothing!
Then leave the door open after every load when not in use!

If this will not help I would call frigidiare and tell them you must have it replaced that it is affecting your family because of the mold smell!
Believe me they will swap it out after all the money you spent on it, you deserve it! BUT REMEMBER MANY people have this problem with some front load machines!
if it's not new then perhaps the pump is faulty or the lint is clogging int he pump of the machine!

Let me know what happens!
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Posted on Sep 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Fabric softener stays in drawre

We just had a tech come out to fix this problem for us. Essentially, the problem is that the fabric softener builds up and gets clogged. He cleaned out a solid hunk of frabric softener gunk, and suggested that we dilute our fabric softener with water to keep this buildup from happening again.

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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Oh angel!
a rose by any other name!

If your clothes smell worse after washing then the machine is full of gunge from all the previous washes. One of the worst things that puts a gluggy deposit inside machines is of all things Softener!
You could try putting a generous two cups of Sugar Soap Concentrate into your machine and filling it with warm water. Then let it stand for 24 hrs, Then start the wash cycle.
This may clear the gunge. If not the only sure remedy is a strip down and degunk and that will cost you a few dollars.

Posted on Oct 20, 2009

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SOURCE: MY FABRIC SOFTENER JUST SITS IN DRAWER

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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Posted on Sep 14, 2010

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Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote about what I found out about the fabric softener notdispensing into the washer...

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