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Where do we put the bleach for just a cleaning cycle-run?

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You can put it in the soap part or into the tub/ but i would suggest AFFRESH which is a front load washer cleaner that works so much better than just bleach alone

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Hello Holly Davis -

Does the unit make a humming noise? If so, either the drainage hose/pump is clogged and needs to be cleaned. Try setting the cycle to spin only and verify if water pumps out. If it does not, then the unit could possibly be experiencing an issue with a faulty pump, timer, door lock assembly or control board. Contact a professional to move forward accurately. However, regarding the odor my advice to you is first rub some bleach around the door gasket. Let this dry. Next rub some vinegar around the door gasket. Let this dry. (Do NOT mix the bleach and vinegar) Then run a hot empty load of bleach in all three dispensers. Put 1/2 cup of bleach in the detergent dispenser and fill the softener and bleach dispenser to the max fill line with bleach. Once that is done repeat the process with vinegar. Please make sure you run a load of towels or some sort of items that will not matter if you get a little bleach on them once this process is done.

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Spray a stream of bleach-type cleaning solution (Clorox Clean-up, or bleach and water mix) between the inner and outer tub at the top rim. Run a soak cycle with water and bleach (full load water level setting). I haven't looked at the manual for your washer, so if it doesn't have a soak cycle, start a normal cycle, stop it after a minute of agitation, then let the washer sit for at least an hour before starting it again.

Sometimes the particle traps at the water inlets get a bacterial film growing on them. Turn off the water to the machine, remove the hoses and clean off the trap screens. If there is a film, put the hoses in a bucket and turn the water on to flush them out. This will help prevent the return of the odor.

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My Zanussi TE962V is causing black marks/stains on all my whites. I tried cleaning it with a vinegar solution, but it seems to have made the problem worse, not better. Is there another way I can clean the...


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Feel around the underside of the bellows seal near the drum. If you feel debris there, wipe as much of it out with paper towels as you can, then wipe the surfaces down with 50-50 bleach water, inside surfaces, and outside surfaces. Pour 2 cups of bleach into the tub, and fill all of the dispenser cups with bleach. Put just a sprinkle of soap in the tub, and run the hottest cycle available with the hottest rinse cycle available (for most, it is the "sanitary" cycle). When that cycle is complete, run a normal cycle to flush out any bleach residue.
Between wash cycles, leave the door open. This helps the machine dry out between cycles, which reduces the build-up of germs and molds in the washer.
If this cleaning cycle, and the drying effect of keeping the door open does not eliminate the problem, you may wish to replace the bellows seal.
There are other options, but try these first, as they usually do the trick. If you need to go deeper into it, all you need to do is re-post, and we'll all be right here, ready to help.
Best regards, --W/D--

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Re: Kenmore Elite Washer 45996-there is mold in detergent and softner container but more on the holes above it when I pull that tray out to clean it--it is very difficult to clean those holes upside down....


The most effective way to clean mold is with bleach. If you have an empty spray bottle, mix a solution of 1 part bleach to 4 parts water. Use the spray bottle to direct the spray at every affected area and let sit for about an hour. Now, put a small amount of bleach in each container (2 ounces) and directly in the tub itself. Run a full wash cycle with (no clothes in the tub) the settings for whites. When the cycle has ended you may want to run another empty cycle if you can still smell bleach to be sure no hidden residue gets on your colored clothes. Be careful when spraying the bleach you don't spray towards yourself.

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Got this washer yrs ago..never used. Just hooked it up & want to run a bleach cycle to clean out so I can wash clothes after. What do I do?


A simple way to put a cleaning cycle through the machine is to fill to the highest capacity with warm to hot water and add a cup or two of bleach. Any bleach is ok, but chlorine bleach if your plumbing type allows it is stronger. TIP.....Do NOT mix any wash powder or detergent with the bleach (Check Directions)
Let the machine do it's longest wash, with soak, if it's part of the programme, and after a normal rinse you should be good to go!
Good luck....Nomess

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How do you clean the inside of your Front Loading washer?


This can be accomplished by running the washer empty for a quick rinse cycle. Add an entire cup of bleach at the start of the cycle. The bleach is effective at destroying organisms, such as mold and bacteria. However, running it once will not be completely effective. I suggest pouring another cup of bleach into the wash tub, after the cycle has completed. This will leave bleach as the standing pool and should prevent the growth of mold or bacteria. However, if you do this, before doing a load of laundry you should run an empty rinse cycle again, to avoid damage to the clothes from the bleach left standing in the wash tub.

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it has a self cleaning filter. if you want to clean out the tub and filter thoroughly then:
  • run a cycle with no clothes using hot water and a gallon or two of bleach. 
  • after the tub has filled up add a teaspoon or less of dish liquid like palmolive. this acts like a surfactant for the bleach. 
  • make sure you also run an extra rinse cycle to make sure you have all the bleach out of the machine before putting clothes in.

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Washing machine filter for roper top loader


it has a self cleaning filter mounted under the tub. if you want to clean out the tub and filter thoroughly then:
  • run a cycle with no clothes using hot water and a gallon or two of bleach. 
  • after the tub has filled up add a teaspoon or less of dish liquid like palmolive. this acts like a surfactant for the bleach. 
  • make sure you also run an extra rinse cycle to make sure you have all the bleach out of the machine before putting clothes in.

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Try running it with just vinager and water no clothes.
Just put about a cup of vinager in it and wash cycle and another cup in rinse cycle.
Vinager is a better disinfectant and odor eliminator than bleach.

Mar 25, 2008 | Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. HE3 Front Load Washer

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He4t - monthly bleach cleaning cycle


Washer Monthly Maintenance Procedure:
This cycle uses higher water volumes in combination with liquid chlorine bleach to thoroughly clean the inside of your washing machine.
  1. remove any clothing or items from washer
  2. CLOSE door (duh)
  3. open dispenser drawer and remove the detergent compartment and set aside. No laundry products will be added at this time. You will be required to add only liquid chlorine bleach at a later step.
  4. For Kenmore Elite HE products press a specific combo of buttons.
  • Select Rinse/Spin program
  • select low spin speed
  • select warm/cold water temp.
  • select 2nd rinse option
  • push the "end of cycle" signal button 4 times within 5 seconds to start the cycle
The machine will fill and run a short sensing cycle. This will take about 3 minutes.

Step 5
  1. The washer will provide 4 short tones. Check the: ESTIMATED TIME REMAINING display for the codes indicated below:
  • if "Ab" (add bleach) displayed in the estimated time remaining window (you'll hear 4 short tones) proceed to Step 6.
  • if "rL" (remove load) displayed in the Estimated Time Remaining window an error tone will sound. The door will unlock.
    -open the door and remove the items from the washer.
    -continue the cycle by pressing the START button.

    NOTE: The water in the unit will dispense for a moment, then the door will unlock, lock again, and then the cycle will continue with another check for items in the washer.

    The machine will fill and run a short cycle to determine whether any items have been left in the washer. This will take approx 3 minutes.

    the washer will repeat Step 5 until it can determine that there are NO items n the washer and will display "Ab" (add bleach).
6. Add liquid chlorine bleach.
  • If using the maintenance procedure for the first time, open the dispenser drawer and immediately add 1 cup liquid chlorine bleach to the Main Wash detergent compartment. The liquid bleach should immediately flow out of the dispenser.
  • If doing a monthly maintenance procedure, open the dispenser drawer and immediately add 1/3 cup bleach to the Main Wash detergent compartment. The liquid chlorine bleach should immediately flow out of the dispenser.

    NOTES:
  • Water will be flowing into the dispenser drawer when the bleach is added ... this is normal.
  • Do not add any detergent to this cleaning cycle. Use of more than 1 cup of bleachw ill cause product damage over time.
7. Once the cleaning cycle has begun, allow the cycle to complete. An est cycle time will appear on the display.

8. After the cleaning cycle is complete, leave the door open, clightly to allow for better ventilation and drying of washer interior.

9. Replace the detergent compartment divider.

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