Question about Kenmore Washing Machines
I have a front loading Kenmore washing machine. Recently I've noticed that when the clothes come out of the washer they smell funny, kind of ''musty''. Once they are dry, they're ok until they become wet again. This is particularly an issue with towels. The water isn't the culprit, it smells fine from all sources. Any ideas?
This is very typical of front loaders..
What is happening is the door seals shut so no water comes out.. Consequently the air is trapped as well.. No ventilation at all. This causes a slight mildew - and this is what you are smelling..
Ways to avoid this unpleasant occurrence..
Run a white load and use some bleach.. This will kill any lingering germs and mildew..
Every wash there after - do you best to open the door right after the wash is done - allowing ventilation.. This will help you with your issue..
In other words - if you left a wet load in a top loader - after a day or so - the same thing would happen.. The wet clothes would get mildew and musty..
It is the same thing - only it happens much much faster in a front loader because it is sealed shut with no ventilation..
Have a great day..
Posted on Sep 25, 2009
HI. this may occur when there is a slow drain situation during the spin cycle that exist. this will cause water to settle, and mildew or mold will form, causing the smell to be transferred to the clothes during the wash. i suggest to check these most common problem spots for issues to further address this situation.
* Check that the drain line is clear
* Check the drain hose for kinks or blockages
* Check pump for blockages
* Check for build up of soap in the outer tub
* Check for article of clothing stuck in the outer tub
Posted on Sep 25, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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