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Detergent and lint buildup in outlet hose

My washer seems to have a plugged out let hose. I have removed the external hose and cleaned it but the problem appears to be interior to the machine. The repair person is coming but when I asked the services desk why this occurred or how to stop it from recurring I got no answer. Also, is there a cleaner or chemical that I can run through the washer that will prevent this build up of detergent. Any suggestions?

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Re: Detergent and lint buildup in outlet hose

I had a similar problem with an LG washing machine. The lint was building up around the pump impellor. It is a simple case of following the hose down into the machine and locating the pump. Open the pump and clean the impellor and you should be OK. Worst case watch what the repair bloke does. If he says you need a new pump (depending on age) have him open it to inspect whether the impellor is broken or just needs cleaning out. He may try to sell you a 'new' pump, which quite likely will be your old one cleaned up. If in doubt, insist on keeping the 'broken' one and inspect it later. If it is fine, keep it as a spare.

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I have a Kenmore 70 series Washing machine top load model 110 serial number 82870120 . where is the lint trap located and how to take out to clean? clothes have a lot of lint after being washed.

It is likely that a tissue or paper product was included with the wash load. The series 70 does not have a lint trap. At the hose connection to the house drain lint has been known to build up restricting the emptying. This buildup would not introduce lint into the washer.

If the water temperature is very very cold and you use powder detergent it will not dissolve completely into the water and will leave a white residue on the fabrics.

Try running a short load in the washer allowing for ample water to rinse out the machine before the next wash load.

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Is there a filter in the Duet washer that needs to be cleaned to keep clothes from smelling bad?

that smell is from using to much detergent,it should be h.e. detergent and you should be using two tablespoons of detergent that\'s the problem is if you look at the drain hose it should be clear plastic but when to much soap is used it turns dark,that\'s from soap buildup and that\'s what stinks.the only way to get rid of the smell is unplug the machine,remove the bottom panel and the top panel.go to the pump and remove the drain hose,then up on the top right corner remove the hose there and the elbow it clamps on to and the rest of the hose that the water drains out of,take it to a car wash,stick the wond into the hose and blast out all the dirt and detergent buildup out of the hose or buy a new hose but i would just clean it out,put the hose back on,set it up on hot water wash,pour a cup of bleach into the tub and let it run through the whole cycle,then you have to use just two tablespoons of detergent when you use the washer,also after every wash wipe down the rubber boot,pull it open,check for socks,coins or anything else that might be in there and wipe it down,you can leave the door open after wash is done to air out the washer.the whole problem started from using to much detergent and the other bad thing is it can damage the spider gear,if you look at the back of the tub you\'ll see like a peace sign,that\'s the spider gear,when you use to much soap it eats at the metal,when it goes into spin you\'ll hear a loud knocking sound or at first you might hear a sound like a piece of metal is in the tub,that\'s the spider gear and pieces are breaking off of it.hope this helps,you can try the bleach and hot water first to see if that helps but if it smells as bad as you say most likely you\'ll have to clean out the hose,also,in the center of the pump there is a cleanout,get a shop vac,remove the bottom panel with the washer unplugged,with a pair of plyers turn the center piece counter clockwise slowly,when the water starts to come out suck it up with the vac,when all the water is drained remove the center piece of the pump and see if anything is there,this is a catch for coins,socks or anything else that gets down in there,if it ever gets real bad you\'ll see an f21 error code come up.any questions let me know and good luck.

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How do you clean **** buildup in a top load washer?

9.1 Creasing
Creasing can be caused by over loading the washer or the dryer. Permanent Press or Delicate
cycles have been designed to minimise creasing as they use a lower spin speed. Do not leave wet
clothes to sit in the washer or laundry basket.
9.2 Soiling
Soiling is the result of insufficient detergent for the load. White clothes are better washed
separately. Separate lightly and heavily soiled items, as clothes can pick up soil from dirty wash
water. Cold water below 68oF / 20 oC does not wash effectively. Select the wash temperature
according to soil type. For example, blood and mud are better washed in cold water, while sweat
and oil based soil wash better in warmer water. Loads made up of articles of varying sizes will
wash better (e.g. full loads of sheets may not wash that well). Hard water requires more detergent
than soft water.
9.3 Linting
Wash lint givers (eg. towels, flannelette sheets) separately from lint collectors (eg. synthetic
fabrics). Over loading the washer can increase the likelihood of linting. Insufficient detergent for
the load can increase linting as there will not be enough detergent to hold the lint in suspension.
Over drying synthetic fabrics in a dryer can cause a build-up of static electricity and result in the
fabrics attracting lint.
9.4 Detergent Residue
Over loading the washer can result in detergent residue being caught in the creases of the fabrics.
If this occurs, decrease the load size. Some detergents need to be pre-dissolved. Check the
instructions for the detergent. Cold ambient temperatures, cold washes or short agitation times
may not let the detergent dissolve properly. In these cases pre-dissolve the detergent.
Overdosing of detergent can also cause residue when foam breaks down and will show as white
specs on the clothing. Poor quality detergents can result in residue.
9.5 Black Marks on Clothes
A build up caused by the interaction of fabric softener and detergent (scrud) can flake off and mark
clothes. Do not use too much fabric softener, maximum 75cc. If this is a problem, it is
recommended that the machine is periodically filled with hot water, plus 1-2 cups of dishwasher
powder and left to soak.
9.6 Grey Marks on Clothes
Not enough detergent for the amount of soil on the clothes can result in grey marks on clothes. If
this is a problem it is recommended that the machine be periodically filled with hot water, plus
detergent and left to soak.
9.7 Dye Transfer
Wash and dry non-colorfast clothes separately. Non colorfast clothes left sitting in a washer or
laundry basket can transfer dye to other clothes.
9.8 Tangling
Washing with too much water (i.e. under loading) can cause the clothes to tangle around each
other. Do not load the machine by wrapping clothes around the agitator

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Does this machine have a lint filter? I am getting bits of yuk on my washing after the wash is finished

No lint filter. The tumbling wash action generates very little lint, which washes down the drain.

To get rid of the "yuk":

Open the access panel on the lower left corner on front of the washer.
Use small hose to drain the remaining water from machine.
Remove the pump filter next to the hose, clean it out, and replace it.
Run the washer with a commercial washer cleaner such as Affresh, washer magic, or whirlaway hot tub cleaner, no clothes, hottest longest cycle possible. Use the tub clean cycle if your model has it.
Resume washing, using one tablespoon of HE detergent per cycle. Use only 1 teaspoon of fabric softener if you use that. These machines use much less water than the old top loader ones, and thus you must use much less detergent.

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Goes partly through cycle-then gives code ld

Hello there:
For the LD error please check for the following:
  • Check for kinked or clogged Drain Hose: Remove any obstructions in the drain hose / stand pipe / utility sink. Straighten the hose to remove any kinks. If the washer is unable to drain due to a kinked or restricted drain hose, the washer may not spin.
  • Check for Standpipe higher than 8 feet above the floor:The pump is not powerful enough to pump water to heights greater than 8ft. The water will remain in the basket.
  • Check for excessive suds in the washer: Drain pumps cannot drain suds out of the washer.
To clear the suds condition: Check the drain hose and make sure the hose is not plugged or kinked Press pause/cancel twice to clear the display Run the machine through a Rinse/Spin cycle using cold water, then a Normal cycle using cold water.Note: Do NOT add any additional detergent. This will remove much of the remaining detergent held in the fabric. This step may have to be repeated to remove all the detergent. If the appliance does not accept inputs from the control panel, follow the Hard Reset steps below to reset the control:
  • Unplug or turn the circuit breaker off for 30 seconds.
  • Plug the power cord into the wall outlet or turn the breaker back on and wait 30 seconds.
  • Press the Pause / Cancel / Stop button twice to clear the display.
  • Start a short cycle, to check operation of the appliance, by selecting a cycle and pressing and holding the start button until the appliance starts.
Note: If the Hard Reset does not work, there may be an internal failure with the appliance, that requires service.The SD error code is caused by using the wrong detergent or excessive amounts of detergent.
To correct the issue: Make sure to use HE detergent. Note: Using Non - HE Detergent will cause oversudsing and can damage the washer. Do not use too much detergent.
Note: If using HE 2x - 5x concentrate detergent, reduce the amount being used. The washer will try to run a mini-clean out cycle using cold water and a 5 minute pause to clear the suds. If this cycle does not clear the display and complete the cycle the clothing may need to be rinsed by hand and then rewashed without detergent.
I have included a list of all the error codes and what they indicate below this includes the F50 error code. I recommend scheduling a service repair so a technician can properly diagnose and repair your washe

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Prblems with Kemore washer

Clean your washing machine before your next wash load to be sure there is no lint trapped anywhere in the machine. Fill the tub about half full of water then add a couple of cups of white vinegar to the wash water. Allow it to agitate and then sit there and soak for at least an hour before you empty the machine.
Lint is small fibers from clothing that have come loose from natural wear or laundering. They can build up in washers and wreak havoc on your clothing. The dryer will remove the lint. But with clothing, like dress shirts that are air-dried, this can be a real problem; often requiring multiple washings to remove the lint. Older washers came standard with removable lint traps that could be cleaned. Some would filter the water as it recycled through the washer, while others would require the removal of the center tub support for cleaning.
Newer washers have a self cleaning system that uses a filter to trap the lint and the spin cycle to flush it away. It saves the inconvenience of having to manually clean the filter.
If you have a lint problem, here are a few tips to try:
1) Low water pressure can impede the flushing action of the washer during the spin cycle. Look for pressure variations during filling of both hot and cold water. A kinked or blocked hose can cause this. Check for sediment in the hose as well.
2) Verify that the all of the water is being pumped out of tub and that no restriction in the drain hose exists.
3) Don't wash high lint producing items like socks and towels with your dress shirts.
4) Use a name brand detergent. They have higher quality cleaners and soften the water better, which helps release the bond between lint and clothing, allowing it be flushed away.
5) Don't overload the washer. Your washer needs water and room to remove the lint.
6) Run a wash cycle with a cup of regular white vinegar added. This will help rid your washer of any accumulated lint.
A washer doesn't produce enough lint to have any effect on a septic system, so a separate washer filter is not necessary.

Add a cup of either white or cider vinegar to your washing machine along with the detergent before loading in your clothes to keep lint off.

Sort out all towels and washcloths since they create lint. Put them through a separate wash cycle to keep them from transferring lint to your clothes.

Check the labels on all your clothing to be sure you sort them correctly. Cotton clothing produces lint in the washing machine while polyester clothing picks it up. Wash them at different times to keep the lint off those that are likely to pick it up.

Turn your clothes inside out before putting them into the washing machine to keep them from collecting lint as they go through the wash cycle

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Water will not drain during the rinse cycle

A lot of those front load type washers have problems resulting from overuse of detergent. You should remove the panel and clean ot the sludge and lint inside. Service Manualb8c024f.jpg

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Water is coming out of the area were you put the detergent. Hoses are all connected and seam to be in good condition.

I take it his is a frontload style washer. You probably have soap buildup underneath the detergent tray, where the soapy water enters the hose that goes to the tub. Try to remove the soap tray and clean the buildup.

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If the filter is clean, a blockage or lint buildup in the vent line could cause this problem. Make sure the vent line is clear all the way to the outlet.

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What does efo mean

Electrolux Washer Fault Code for EFO or EF0

Drain Filter is Clogged. Resolution => Click lint filter for soap buildup or other debris. Check drain hose.

Oversudsing - A high efficiency detergent was not used.
Too much detergent was added. Resolution => Use only a high efficiency detergent. Follow manufacturer's recommendation for dosage. Amount may need to be adjusted for water temperature,
water hardness, load size and soil level.

Hot water doesn't enter washer - Hot water hose is connected to the wrong faucet. Hot water faucet is not turned on. Resolution => Connect hot water hose to hot water faucet and hot inlet on
washer. Be sure hot water faucet is fully opened. Check water heater.

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