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Experiencing lots of mold problems around door seal, door glass, and soap/bleach/softener dispenser drawer. Affinity front load washer. Areas are wiped down after each load and door is left open when not in use.

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Go to your local Menard's , Lowe'sor Home Depot and ask for a mold cleaner that will do the work and keep it from coming back

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How do you get mildew out of the inside lip of the frigidaire affinity?


Good Afternoon Friend,

I understand you are trying to get mildew out of the inside lip of your Frigidaire Affinity washer, model# ATF6000ES. I suggest following the cleaning suggestions I've listed below.

Clean the Dispenser Drawer Area. Detergent and fabric softener may build up in the dispenser drawer. Residue should be removed once or twice a month.

    1)Remove the drawer by pulling the drawer out until it stops.

    2)Reach back into the left rear corner of the drawer cavity and press down firmly on the lock tab (left rear portion of the drawer). Pull out the drawer.

    3)Remove the insert from the bleach and fabric softener compartments.

    4)Rinse the drawer and inserts with hot tap water to remove traces of accumulated powders and liquids. Large amounts of fabric softener residue may indicate improper dilution or more frequent cleaning is required.

    5)To clean the drawer opening, use a small brush to clean the recess. Remove all residues from the upper and lower parts of the recess.

    6)Replace the insert pressing the "X" to lock it in place. Return the dispenser drawer.


    Clean Inside the Drum

      1)Remove items from your washer as soon as the cycle ends. Excess wrinkling, color transfer, and odors may develop in items left in your washer.

      2) Before cleaning your washer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to avoid electrical shock hazards.

      3)Dry around your washer door opening, flexible gasket, and door glass. These areas should always be clean to ensure a water tight seal.

      4)When extremely soiled items have been washed, a dirty residue may remain on the drum. Remove this by wiping the drum with a nonabrasive household cleanser. Rinse thoroughly with water.

      5)Periodically, wipe dry the bottom of the flexible gasket to remove lint and other debris.

      6)The plastic drum vanes may become stained from fabric dye. Clean these parts with a nonabrasive household cleanser. This prevents dye transfer to future loads.


      Another thing you may do after a thorough cleaning is run a Heavy Duty cycle, and change the temperatures to the hottest temperatures. Also, change the soil level to Heavy Soil. You will want to run a full cycle with no clothes in it and add bleach and your detergent. Once the cycle has completed, Wipe down the inside of the tub as well as the inside lip of your washer. Leave the door open so any other water that might be inside of your appliance can evaporate. I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your washer status has changed successfully. Hope this is helpful.

      -Best Regards-
      WP

May 27, 2014 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

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Bleach and Fabric Softner Dispenser


Hi
This is a result of the siphoning action and is part of the normal operation of the washer. Water
may be removed by removing the dispenser drawer and draining
water into the empty drum or sink.

Outside
• When washing is completed, wipe top and sides of washer with a damp cloth. Turn water
faucets off to prevent pressure build-up in the hoses.
• As needed, clean the cabinet with mild soap and water. Never use harsh, gritty or
abrasive cleansers. If door or console becomes stained, clean with diluted chlorine bleach
[1/2 cup (120 ml) in 1 quart (.95 L) water]. Rinse several times with clear water.
• Remove glue residue from tape or labels with a mixture of warm water and mild detergent.
Or, touch residue with the sticky side of the tape or label.
• Before moving the washer, place a strip of cardboard or thin fiberboard under the front
leveling legs to prevent floor damage.
Cleaning the Dispenser Drawer Area
Detergent and fabric softener may build up in the dispenser drawer. Residue should be removed
once or twice a month.
• Remove the drawer by pulling the drawer out until it stops. (Figure 1)
• Reach back into the left rear corner of the drawer cavity and press down firmly on the lock
tab (left rear portion of the drawer). Pull out the drawer. (Figure 2)
• Remove the insert from the bleach and fabric softener compartments. (Figure 3)
• Rinse the drawer and inserts with hot tap water to remove traces of accumulated powders
and liquids. Large amounts of fabric softener residue may indicate improper dilution or
more frequent cleaning is required.
• To clean the drawer opening, use a small brush to clean the recess. Remove all residue
from the upper and lower parts of the recess. (Figure 4)
• Replace the insert pressing the "X" to lock it in place. Return the dispenser drawer.
Inside
• Remove items from the washer as soon as the cycle ends. Excess wrinkling, color transfer,
and odors may develop in items left in the washer.
• Before cleaning the washer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to avoid electrical
shock hazards.
• Dry around the washer door opening, flexible gasket, and door glass. These areas should
always be clean to ensure a water tight seal.
• When extremely soiled items have been washed, a dirty residue may remain on the drum.
Remove this by wiping the drum with a nonabrasive household cleanser. Rinse thoroughly
with water.
• Periodically, wipe dry the bottom of the flexible gasket to remove lint and other debris.
• The plastic drum vanes may become stained from fabric dye. Clean these parts with a
nonabrasive household cleanser. This prevents dye transfer to future loads.

try this out for more ref check the operations mannual page 7

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Is there any kind of recall on a Maytay front loading washer, model #MAH6500AWW? I am having problems with mildew in the rubber part and terrible smelling water in the bottom.


The cleaning process for your Maytag Neptune front-loading washer, for example, requires some time and patience. Over time, your washing machine will need to be cleaned. It can develop offensive odors through multiple wash cycles. This makes the washing machine less effective at cleaning the clothes you put into it. Maytag offers some sound advice for cleaning your front-loading washing machine.
  • Pour 2/3 cup of liquid chlorine bleach into the bleach compartment of the dispenser drawer of your Maytag Neptune front-loading washer.

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    Run your Maytag Neptune front-loading washer on the "Clean Washer" setting. Press "Start" to start the cycle.

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    Leave the door open once the cycle is complete to allow the inside of your Maytag Neptune front-loading washer to ventilate and air dry.

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    Look closely at the gray seal of the Maytag Neptune front-loading washer's door opening. This seal can have a buildup of debris or detergent residue.

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    Spray the seal with an all-purpose appliance cleaner and scrub away any debris or residue with a cloth or scrubbing pad. Dry with a clean cloth.

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    Remove the soap dispenser drawer. Press the release lever and lift it out to clean.

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    Take out the inserts and rinse them and the drawer thoroughly.

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    Wash with a mild soap and cloth to remove any residue. Dry thoroughly before replacing.


  • ALWAYS LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN WHEN NOT IN USE! This prevents the mold and mildew from forming once you get it cleaned.

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    The fabric softener drawer keeps clogging what can i doit aslo gets mouldy and won't drain


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    Thanks for using FixYa. Check down the edge of the door seal, see if there is a lot of "gunk" there, this would cause grey marks on laundry. If it is a front load washer then try these steps--

    You'll have to do a few maintenance washes to clear it out of the tub. Try these steps to remove the dirt, debris and odor from the washer—


    1. Set your machine to 60 degree wash.
    2. Now add 1/2 a cup of Washing Soda or 4 cups of baking soda Crystals and run the machine with no clothes in it.
    3. Your drain will sparkle, and it will remove all the debris, lint & mold growth from the drain pump and drain filter. Also the mold from the door seal will be cleared
    4. Add 1 desert spoonful of Washing Soda to every wash... I sprinkle it along the crease in the door seal.
    5. Clean the fabric softener cup with a rag first, (bleach will not break up fabric softener as it is introduced in the rinse cycle with the fabric softener.
    6. Also check the drain hose, it should not be clogged.
    This will clean your machine and get rid of the odor.
    And, if it’s a top load washer then try these steps—

    Remove the dispenser and spray with white vinegar. Then spray the agitator with it too. You can pretty much wipe it right out. Vinegar dissolves softener very quickly. The dispenser just wash out with warm water after the vinegar sits on it for a minute, and you hardly have to wipe at it at all. try adding bleach to the dispenser and clean it with a small brush.

    The dispenser will pull off from the agitator and you can run hot water in it from the sink. The agitator is not as easy but has a 1/2" bolt holding it to the shaft. Remove the bolt and pull up. But you can clean the whole washer with a cup of bleach and that will also clean the agitator. Now run a full tub of hot water and then add a cup of bleach with no soap. After the washer has filled up, then add another gallon of hot water and that will help to rinse out the residues that cause odors. Then after that don’t use too much soap and you wont have residue build up. Only use the smallest amount of soap that the cup has marked in it.


    Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


    Thanks
    Rylee

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    Foul odors


    Hi


    Thanks for using FixYa. Check down the edge of the door seal, see if there is a lot of "gunk" there, this would cause grey marks on laundry. If it is a front load washer then try these steps--

    You'll have to do a few maintenance washes to clear it out of the tub.Try these steps to remove the dirt, debris and odor from the washer—


    Set your machine to 60 degree wash.
    1. Now add 1/2 a cup of Washing Soda or 4 cups of baking sodaCrystals and run the machine with no clothes in it.
    2. Your drain will sparkle, and it will remove all the debris, lint & mold growth from the drain pump and drain filter. Also the mold from the door seal will be cleared
    3. Add 1 desert spoonful of Washing Soda to every wash... I sprinkle it along the crease in the door seal.
    4. Clean the fabric softener cup with a rag first, (bleach will not break up fabric softener as it is introduced in the rinse cycle with the fabric softener.
    5. Also check the drain hose, it should not be clogged.

    This will clean your machine and get rid of the odor.
    And, if it’s a top load washer then try these steps—

    Remove the dispenser and spray with white vinegar. Then spray the agitator with it too. You can pretty much wipe it right out. Vinegar dissolves softener very quickly. The dispenser just wash out with warm water after the vinegar sits on it for a minute, and you hardly have to wipe at it at all. try adding bleach to the dispenser and clean it with a small brush.

    The dispenser will pull off from the agitator and you can run hot water in it from the sink. The agitator is not as easy but has a 1/2" bolt holding it to the shaft. remove the bolt and pull up. but you can clean the whole washer with a cup of bleach and that will also clean the agitator. Now run a full tub of hot water and then add a cup of bleach with no soap. After the washer has filled up, then add another gallon of hot water and that will help to rinse out the residues that cause odors. then after that dont use too much soap and you wont have residue build up. Only use the smallest amount of soap that the cup has marked in it.



    Please do rate the solution and revert for further assistance.


    Thanks

    Rylee

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    Stinky washer


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    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
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    8. Repeat the cleaning procedure monthly.
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    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.

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    Whirlpool has designed this drawer as a siphon feed and soap and softener go as 1, 2 punch followed by bleach mid cycle.

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    Have had machine for 6 years.  Mold is an issue.  Occatioinally I clean out the drawer and behind the grey rubber seal with vinegar.  After a load is washed, I dry off seal and leave door slightly open.  Occationally I also wash a load of nothing but bleach.   Hope this helps.  

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