Question about Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
Only had this machine 2 years and especially towels really smell badly of mold,the drawer also becomes black with mold after a while. I've tried to change detergents and softeners but nothing seems to help. Help! Melanie
Hi! I have Kenmore Elite 4t and had this same problem: Musty, Moldy smell in washer and on clothes. The Sears Technician suggested that I use a half a cup of Clorox Liquid Bleach and put it in the tub (not the dispenser). NO CLOTHES! Use the longest hottest setting and when it's done clean the inside (underneath rubber tire thingie) and the undernath part of the door with a papertowel. And to always leave the door open. I did what he said with the bleach and it worked. I didn't want to leave the door open because I have 2 cats & was afraid that they would want to go in it, but ended up repeating the bleach thing again because a few days later the horrible smell was back. I leave the door open all the time now and the cats never go in it. They've watched laundry spin around, so I guess they're smart enough to not want to go in it. I have not had this problem again since I always leave the door open and I did this over a month ago. I hope this helps!
Posted on Jan 18, 2008
Have had machine for 6 years. Mold is an issue. Occatioinally I clean out the drawer and behind the grey rubber seal with vinegar. After a load is washed, I dry off seal and leave door slightly open. Occationally I also wash a load of nothing but bleach. Hope this helps.
Posted on Dec 30, 2007
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