Question about Kenmore Oasis HE 27082 Top Load Washer
Along with the other solutions using bleach, leave the lid or door open between uses to let it air out.
Also, I find that if I have not used the machine for a couple of days, to get the stale water out of the bottom,[floating tub] I just run an empty, warm rinse/drain & low spin cycle. This also helps to keep any soap from building up inside.
I also frequently run the "clean washer" cycle, even without bleach, especially when I am going from running a black load to a white load or if I have washed the house cleaning towels or rugs.
This seems to help because I have never had a musty smell on my clothes.
Posted on Nov 30, 2009
Just bought our machinembut was told if we didnt use the efficency soap.it would cause a musty build up of soap in the machine...
Posted on Nov 25, 2009
Run a wash load (no clothes) with 2 cups of Clorox brand bleach and use hot water, that should help.
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
Make sure there are no leaks from the machine. Look behind it and check the water inlet hose and connectors for any damage. Also look under the machine for any water as this may indicate a leak from the internal hose and pipe work and / or water pump. Also check that the outlet hose and door rubber is completely clear of debris and soap scum build up and check that the filter is clean.
You can initially use a bathroom mould and bacteria cleaner to get rid of the immediate problem or wash using a bleach solution made up from 1 part household bleach to 10 parts water. Place this in an aerosol spray bottle and spray the affected area and leave for 10 mins then wipe away and rinse with clean water.
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I checked the whirlpool web site and typed in "musty washer" for a search of the site. They gave directions on how to run a cleaning cycle on the machine (whether your washer has a special button for it or not) This REALLY helped my machine. They also had trouble shooting tips for keeping the musty smell away.
Posted on Oct 08, 2008
SOURCE: Musty smell in washer
We had the same smell. It was so bad you could smell it when you came into the house. We switched to powdered detergent and the smell went away. If you put your nose down by the rubber seal you can smell it a little, but I consider the problem fixed!
Posted on Oct 25, 2008
take out the soap draw and try giving it all a good scrub mith a tooth brush if that doesent work it could be problem with tap in the back bosch machines are always worth repairing though exellent peice of kit
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
check your detergent you are using, it should be a HE detegrent for High Efficency machines, too much regular detergent will suds up and nver be removed from clothing causing such a smell.a quick test to see if your using too much detergent, grab a sock form oyour drawer(clean one) place it in a glass of water and swish it up and dowen a few times, if soapy bubble wateris present then youre over soaping!
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
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