Question about LG WM1814CW Front Load Washer
A year ago I purchased the front load washer and matching dryer with the pedestals. My problem has been from the start of use and I have tried everything to resolve it! My white batches do not come clean they are dingy and nasty looking. I use all white washcloths and towels mostly and the washer will not clean them! I use the correct laundry detegent (HE) and have tried the bleach and have even soaked my washcloths and dishcloths in a bleach solution overnight prior to running them through the towels cycle. We have tried everything we know of and I am embarrased for my company to see my towels and washcloths look dirty after they have been washed! I am ready to take the washer back to Home Depot and tell them what they can do with it! Do you have any suggestions as I don't believe this washer was meant to clean white laundry it makes me wonder what is hiding in my colored laundry.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: clothes smell......
The following are the methods you can avoid odor in clothes after washing.
Posted on Jan 20, 2009
This can happen with any front loading washer, regardless of the manufacturer.
One of the first things to do is make sure you're using the He (High efficiency) laundry detergent and only use a small amount, about 3 tablespoons or less. The trick is to not use so much detergent that you start getting a buildup in your machine. Also, if you have heavily soiled clothes, pre-treat them instead of adding more detergent to your wash cycle. This alone will result in better results.
Also, be certain the washer is properly leveled in all directions and to make some slight changes in your wash day schedule.
By making sure the washer is properly leveled, it will operate better and help minimize odors, as the spin cycle will get more water out, etc.
The other tip, that has really helped in our house, is to do all the hot water (whites) as the last load. Since we do use bleach when we wash our whites, along with hot water, the washer's last load will have had the best sanitizing cycle run through it before being left for the next load another day.
With the bleach and hot water, the washer gets a nice clean disinfecting wash which helps eliminate odors, germs, excessive soap, etc. and leaves the washer fresher. By doing this, we don't have to purchase other (more costs and expense) additives to run through the washer to attack the odor causing germs and gunk.
What good is a more energy efficient washer if I have to always run a special tablet/liquid cleaner in it each week without any laundry in that wash load? Seems wasteful to me to be doing an "extra" wash just to wash the washer. So I'm not a proponent of having to always use another product every week or month to have a washer work like it should.
However, if you've got an existing (smelly/moldy) washer presently, I would recommend that you use a produce called Whirl-Out, which will help dissolve the buildup that your machine currently has and get it clean again. Then you can follow the steps above to keep it from causing you issues in the future.
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Posted on Sep 21, 2009
I do not have a solution either really, but I've been adding some watered down bleach in with my liquid detergent, and ALSO putting bleach into the "bleach dispenser". My whites are still not coming out as white as they did with my top loader. I like everything else about this machine, but am really disappointed with this one aspect.
Posted on Mar 28, 2010
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