Hotpoint 761 washing machine, leaving metal particles in clothes
My machine is only 3 months old, I took the drawer out to clean it and noticed that above that it was completely black with mold like stuff. It did not want to come off, there are metal bits and sharp itching stuff in my clothes, I actually just figured out it was the washing machine. The clothes come out with more stuff that itches terribly. what is wrong, it is driving me crazy. Yes I do all the things to keep it clean, that you are told to do. Please help, it was not cheap either.
Re: hotpoint 761 washing machine, leaving metal particles...
If you are itching, do you have an allergy?? to the powder you are using? if there is mold and you cant shift it, may be worth you talking to the manufacturer after seeing the doc. They will also recommend what powders for you to use with their machine.
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Read these instructions carefully before
beginning the TUB CLEAN cycle.
Open the door and remove any clothing in
the wash drum.
Open the dispenser drawer.
Add liquid chlorine bleach or tub cleaner.
Some powder or tablet tub cleaners which
are manufactured for this purpose can be
(NOTE : Do not add any laundry detergent
or fabric softener to the drawer when using
- If using liquid chlorine bleach
Add liquid chlorine bleach to the bleach
compartment of the drawer.
(NOTE : Do not exceed the maximum
fill line and do not pour undiluted liquid
bleach directly into the wash drum.)
- If using powder cleaner
Remove the liquid detergent cup and
add powder cleaner to the main wash
compartment of the drawer.
- If using tablet cleaner
Add tablet cleaner to the wash drum
(NOTE : Do not add tablet cleaner to the
Close the drawer and washer door.
Select TUB CLEAN and press START.
NOTE : It is recommended that TUB CLEAN
should be repeated monthly.
If mildew or musty smell already exists, run TUB
CLEAN for 3 consecutive weeks.
After TUB CLEAN is complete or when the washer
is not used, leave the washer door open for better
ventilation and drying inside of the washer
Try cleaning out the dirty water pipe. Mine was completely blocked up with scale and soap powder. We used a coat hanger and went from the out side as well. The water now pumps out completely without leaving any left under the drum
fill the tub with only water! use pinesol and bleach! half a gallon of each run through wash cycle 3 times before ever letting it spin out! then complete all cycles that should do it! if not them you need to remove and clean under tub and re install
Hi.It sounds like the internal workings are blocked. It's a GOOD idea to occasionaly put the machine through a hot wash cycle, as hot a program as it has. Using the cooler wash programs is good but it does lead up to a build up of Body Fats (Ugh!) and a good really hot wash occasionally will flush and prevent this build up in the machine's internal workings and prevent a very expensive call-out charge. Once every three months or so will do the trick!........Let me know if it works?......Cornwellnet (UK)
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?!
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.
It's caused by blockages the holes in the water divertor (or whatever it's called) in the roof of the soap dispenser. Not enough water flows through during the cycle to cause the siphoning action to happen which then flushes the softener through. I've noticed these holes regularly get blocked with mildew (black staining) since water lays on the plastic providing an ideal environment for mildew . A quick solution is to clear the holes using an old toothbrush or similar. Longer term is to carefully remove the water diverter panel by pulling down at the back and also sliding a thin metal blade (eg old knife) between sides of the panel to unclip it as you pull down. Rather fiddly and danger of splitting the plastic. However if you succeed you can then clean all the mildew away and replace. However it will return unless you manage to keep the soap dispenser dry - perhaps by leaving drawer open. I suspect this is a design problem since it never happened with an old Hotpoint machine I had.