Question about GE Profile WPRE6100G Top Load Washer
This is a common problem with front loading washing machines. The water collects in the machine and around the seals and causes mildew to grow in the washer. Run a wash cycle with just bleach to help sanitize the washer or you can use a packet of Cascade...yes the same Cascade you use for your dishwasher. The stuff they sell to clean HE washing machines is the same as the Cascade packets. Run it on the manual cycle, Heavy cleaning and hot water. If you machine has a "clean washer cycle" then use that one. Use can run cycles with both Cascade and bleach just not at the same time. I run one cycle with bleach and then one cycle with cascade and I do this once a month. Also make sure to leave the washer door open or at least ajar when you are not using it. This will allow the inside of the washing machine to dry out and prevent the growth of mildew. Also make sure to wipe out any excess water around the inside of the door seal. Water will collect inside this seal and cause mildew to form. When the clothes are done in the wash cycle make sure to promptly remove them from the washer or mildew can grow quickly in the moist & warm environment of the washer. I hope these tips help you out and if you have more questions let me know.
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
Run it through with hot water and some floral clorox or baking soda. You might be forwarned though, this may not work if your water is hard or there are problems with the water that make the washer smell this way. I suggest you get your water checked and see about putting a filter in your house.
"Could it be in the washer and not the water causing this smell?"
Yes, although I doubt that the washer is actually causing the smell. It is much more likely that the washer has developed a smell because bacteria have started to hang out and reproduce inside it.
Let's face it, washing machines deal with dirty clothes which makes dirty water. Just like we occasionally have to scrub out the bathtub or shower -- and only makes sense that our clothes washer would need an occasional bath.
Here are some washing machine cleaning ideas.
One other tip, adding borax (not boraxo hand soap) along with your laundry detergent will help clean and freshen your laundry.
If the above suggestions don't take care of the odor problem -- you should consider the possibility that some rodent (or other critter) has managed to crawl up inside some part of your washing machine and expire -- thereby causing an odor which gets transferred to your clothes when they are washed. Moving your washer out and taking off the back panel and having a good look (and sniff) around might reveal your problem.
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Posted on Sep 24, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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