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Kenmore oasis top-loader problem

My kenmore oasis top-loader smells. My guess is that water is some how pooling up inside the machine. I do not have any water on the floor and when I wash clothes in the machine everything comes out clean and smells just fine. any idea what's going on?

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  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2008

    We're having the exact same problem. The washer stinks. I'm assuming there is water getting in somewhere and getting trapped. The smell seems to be getting worse. Any suggestions?

  • Cubanmist Jan 14, 2008

    Everytime we wash clothes we get a strong odor that kind of smells like rotton eggs. A lot of people in my community are saying that its the water but I disagree. Do any of you have a solution or theory behind this odor?

  • Jane755 Apr 16, 2008

    My Kenmore Elite Oasis stinks too! It stinks when it is running. I already leave the lid open almost all the time it isn't in use. I use HE detergent and have cut back as suggested. It makes half of our home stink when the washers is working.

    Also, where does the lint go? There's no lint catcher and occasionally wads of lint spill out and hang from the back of the wash tub at the top.

    Is this a known problem? What can I do?

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Use the Whirlpool affresh tablets. Use all three the first time in hot water on the longest cycle. Then use one a month in hot water ect. and it will keep your washer smelling better.

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Whirlpool has these tablets out for HE washers to solve this smell problem. They are calle Affresh tablets. Here is a link to the website:

www.affresh.com

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You might try using the clean washer cycle, works on mine. I use the full amount of bleach allowed. No more smell...now if I can just get that pesky beeping noise to stop...

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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