Question about Washing Machines
The Miele W 2104 washing machine door's rubber seal doesn't properly drain, water tis trapped in the seal, and mold develops, causing a strong smell that permeates the clothes after the washing cycle.The cause for the strong smell took a while to figure out. I suspect this is a design fault - I've ordered a new seal, which I still haven't placed, fearing the same phenomenon will occur. Can you please help me find a solution to this design fault?
Hi, Just dry the seal after a wash and leave the door open just a little. Leaving the door cracked will also help with the smell allowing air to circulate through the machine. ALL front loads have this problem with mold and that strange smell.
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Feb 09, 2011 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer
First you should reach deep into the front door seal and run your fingers around. There is probably slime in there. You will need to thoroughly clean this with a bleach water mix about 50-50. You might need to pull the seal almost inside out to get in there good. If after scrubbing you still have black in the rubber the mold will come right back, in that case you will need to replace the seal. They are not to hard to replace but a little tricky. Here is a link that should help if you need to replace the seal or if the wire ring pops off when cleaning. Now if all cleans up well or you replaced it be sure to wipe out the seal after each use (deep in there) and /or leave the door open.
If the seal is clean and no mold present and it still smells then you likely have a clogged drain pump filter or pump. Here is a link that should help cleaning a drain pump or try this one for cleaning a ge drain pump filter and this one for cleaning/replacing a Kenmore drain pump
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