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2 problems smell and alwys out of balence

My 3 yr old LG front loader has always smelled it's like the gasket does not drain

4 the last few months it shakes so violently that it moves HUGE it is contained in a cabinet and it can move it"s self out


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Thanks i'll try it

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Re: 2 problems smell and alwys out of balence

I leave the front load door open now between washes and that musty odor has gone away. As for the shaking, since I live in a mobil home I reinforced the floor and use the next to highest spin setting. My ultimate solution for all my LG W/D problems is going to be to sell the home and let the LG W/D set go with it.

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