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Musty odor I have the gallery set stackable washer/dryer combo, it is just about 2 years old. The washer has a musty odor, it seems that water stays in the rubber gasket(?) around the door/drum. Is there something I can do to prevent this? I have not found a lint trap to clean. help gmd

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Re: musty odor

Unfortunately, this is a common problem with front load style washers. Now...if you pull the rubber boot back where it meets the wash tub there should be several small holes that allow any residual water to drain back into the wash tub. If these holes become clogged with lint and/or debris water will accumulate and mildew. The best advice I can give you when it comes to this type of washer is to become diligent about ensuring nothing gets caught in the the seam of the rubber boot. Routinely inspect this area after each wash for loose items like socks and underwear. In addition, clean this area periodically. What I often recommemd to people is to wait until you get ready to do a load of towels and wash cloths. Clean this area with a dirty towel or wash rag and throw it into the wash to be cleaned. This way you don't have to worry about having any old rags lying around. If you are not in the habit of using hot water settings you should also run a cleaning cycle about once a week on the hottest setting available. Pour a small amount of bleach into the soap dispenser and run the unit with nothing in it. This will help in killing any bacteria. Some of the newer models have now been equipped with a "Clean" cycle just for this purpose. Due to the design of these washers they become breeding grounds for mildew because the wash tubs are dark and if you leave the door closed when not in use it seals out any air that could allow the tub to dry out. When you are not using the washer leave the door slightly ajar to allow the tub to air out. I hope you find this information is helpful. Post back with comments and let me know if this works for you, or if I need to give you better advice.

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

Re: musty odor

I sell a natural washing machine cleaner that will also get rid of mildew smell from towels and clothing at
Washing machine odor is not model specific but is noticed more in front load washers because of the lesser amount of water used. If detergent or
fabric softener is overused it will buildup on the inside of the outer tub and fungus will grow on it.
Smellywasher cleaner is used by adding 1 tbsp.
to a hot setting and allowing it to complete the cycle. For advice to remove more extreme odor
and more information on the problem go to the
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Posted on Mar 09, 2008

Re: musty odor

I crunch several sheets of bounce and throw in the washer in bettwen uses and this seems to work well for me. Always leave the door ajar too.

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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