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Mold & Smelly in Washer

My washer is just about a year old.  After the first few weeks, we began to nice a really bad moldy smell coming out of the washer.  I dug around and found a bunch of socks that has gotten stuck in the lip of the seal.  They stunk and were moldy so I pulled them all out (and threw them away).  Then I ran the washer with bleach (emtpy) and sprayed the entire seal with X-14.  The smell went away but it's back!  We've tried more bleach cycles, more mold remover stuff and we leave the doo open...it still smells like mold!  And, now there's mold growing (black spots) on the rubber seal.  Help!

Same problem---moldy smell, especially in towels washed in the machine.  My son has the same problem and lives in another town so I know it is not the water.  The wash does not smell bad but when it gets wet (ie.when you dry after a shower, it smells moldy.  I have used bleach washes and it still occurs cgar

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  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    I have the same problem heavy black mold on the inside ring of my LG Tromm front load washing machine. I have washed with hot water and bleach and STILL mold on the ring inside just awful. this is a very bad design and everyone I know does not like their front load washing machines.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    black mold marks on washer rubber seal wont come off with bleach etc.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    bad smell

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Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLC, is currently investigating defects and other problems in certain front-loading washing machines manufactured and/or sold by Whirlpool, Kenmore, and LG Electronics, including Kenmore Elite HE3 front load washers, Whirlpool Duet front load washers and LG Tromm, LG XL and other LG model front load washers, which result in the growth of mold/mildew in the machines and which can cause the staining of clothes and other problems.

On August 29, 2007, SFMS filed a Complaint against Sears Holding Corp. involving its Kenmore HE, HE2, HE3, HE4, HE5 and other front-loading automatic washers. If you own a front-loading washing machine that is manufactured by any of the above-mentioned companies and are experiencing the growth of mold/mildew in the machine, visit the following website: www.frontloadwasherclassaction.com

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First you have to run and empty hot cycle once a month if you want you can add bleach, white vinegar, or washer magic (you can get it at walmart) use only 2 -3 tablespoons of HE soap and let the washer door open for at least a couple hours when you are done washing for the day. this will allow air to circulate in the washer to help dry it out

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Look at this link:

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You might try some Calgon as one poster suggested

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I used to have a Neptune and I sold them too!!
I had them change that drain under warranty when it was new and it never stopped the smell or the mold!
After the third repair I threw it in the trash and bought a Speed Queen Commercial grade washer and thats the last one I will ever by!
8 loads a week for 25 years!!!!!!!

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The Neptune comes new with water in it from the test run!
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Thanks for your suggestion about looking in the lip of the seal. I found one of my three year old granddaughters socks. Also, the seal for very dirty so I mixed a 50% solution and 50% solution of chlorox and used an old towel rag to wipe and wash throughly around the lip seal.

I noted that the aluminum ring inside the washer had also accumulated a lot of dirt. With one hand and fingers I held the wet cholorx towel inside the ring and with the other hand spun the tub around several turns until I had removed all the dirt and grime.

It did have a moldy smell. I'll let you know if this fixed the problem.

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