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Washer smells bad

We purchased a new lg tromm and within a few moths it began to smell bad inside the washer..i have cleaned all seal and it still smells bad and makes the clothes smell bad,,not a happy lg owner

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  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2007

    We are having the same problem with the washer smelling bad. can anyone provide information on the class action lawsuit against lg for their washers.

  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2007

    Smell is bad and we also have seen mold build up. We have tried everything and nothing seems to work. Went to the store were we purchased machine and they said several people have the same problem.

    LG needs to take care of this.


  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2007

    I talked to customer service at LG they said you have to clean machine seal after every use. She said I should have read the owners manual before I purchased machine. These people are nuts.

  • Yukon1 Dec 17, 2007

    I had the same bad smell but after cleaning the seal with a cleaning spray that contains bleach, I now keep the door open and don't have any problems. Try it! -P

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2007

    Leaving the door open does not work for us. Clothes often smell musty especially towels and facecloths. water pools in the dispensers also so after each use it needs to be emptied.

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2007

    My clothes smell badly, the washer has an odor, the seal stays molding and I constantly have to clean it, and yet it is stained from the mold. The washer is one year old, and I am very very sorry we purchased it. I recommend not buying this washer.

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There is a door on the bottom og this machine, I opened the door to find a little spot, I placed a bowel under the spout and opened it, drained all of the liquid out and this problem stopped! I also ran the machine on hot water with bleach after I emptied this resevoir. How often you do laundry will determine how often you must empty it. For me, once every 6-8 months does the trick!

Posted on Feb 15, 2008

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I'm a field tech, and have found the best way to remove smelly soap buildup is to run a normal wash on hot water setting. add 1 cup of automatic dishwashing detergent (ie cascade or simular) not the soap you use in the sink. you can add this directly into the tub and will ususlly only be needed once every 3- 4 months.
Also be sure to only use HE soap and start by useing about half of what is recommended on package.

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A colleague had trouble with clothes smelling bad after washing them. Turned out it was due to using a low temperature wash all the time which allowed the build up of some nasty bacteria inside the machine. The manufacturer recommended he used a high temperature wash about once a week to keep it clear and it's been fine ever since. Just a high temperature (non-economy)wash, no need to add bleach.

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It has nothing to do with the rubber seal you're using too much soap and softner and it's building up inside the tub. Run the hotest wash you have without any clothes in the unit and add a little bleach. If you see bubbles in the water when it's running that's excess soap you're washing out. Do it over and over until the water stays clear and then start using less soap. It only needs about a tablespoon for a full load.

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I got my solution from someone on line as well, and believe me, it works. I had this same problem and was at my wit's end to try and fix it. What an awful smell. This was about a year and a half ago. I posted my problem and got many similar responses to the ones here. Leaving the door open absolutely does not solve the problem. I add either Lysol, Pine Sol or Mr. Clean to each load, and I haven't had a bit of musty smell since. I use dryer sheets so I put it in the 'softener' section when I start my load. Try it, really, it works and you won't have the problem again. It's a great solution to a really bad design. Good luck!

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I use a a few tablespoons of non-chlorine bleach along with the soap in every load now - takes care of the smell problem. When I ran out of it - whew - my clothes reeked!

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I also have had issues with a bad smelling LG Tromm 2277 washer when we leave the door closed after using it. One note on the LG site mentions that soap/scum buildup on the washer drum can encourage (smelly) mold growth. They suggested running an empty wash load and then pause it after the water fills and add a hot tub cleaning product (Whirl Out - I got it at Lowe's) and restart the load. This stuff should help remove the soap scum and limit the smelly mold growth. My washer does not smell as bad after using it. I also have run an empty cycle with only bleach using the very hot sanitary load setting.

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Try leaving the door open when it is not in use. There is a class-action law suit on this problem.

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Whirlpool and Tide make a cleaner that you put into the washer and run it through a cycle. Front loaders get a build-up that cannot be cleaned by hand. Make sure you are using a detergent that is marked "HE". Do not overfill the detergent or softener cups. I've heard that other used a lot of bleach in a wash cycle to clear out the smell. Bleach is bad to use if you're on a septic system, though.

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