I have a 1 1/2 year old front loader. the mold in the thing is scary!! No one told me about leaving the door open after washing. Now I can't even open the door without almost throwing up! Leaving the door open is not an option because I have small children and pets and am afraid of them getting trapped in the damn thing!!! HELP!!!!!
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Front loaders are known for building up mold and the smell. It’s caused by using liquid detergent which is made from animal fat. Use powder. And use the minimum amount. It’s caused by using fabric softener. Dilute it 50/50 with water. It’s caused by the water remaining in the tub between washes. Leave the door open to allow it to dry. . Pull the rubber door seal back and clean the mold off . Affresh is recommended by some manufacturers. You run it through a wash cycle with it.
This is inherent with front loaders.
Try running a hot water wash with bleach and no clothes. They also make washer cleaners. Probably have at hardware stores or appliance parts stores. To keep from happening again, make sure you use "HE", detergent. Also do not use to much. When you are done leave door open a couple inches. I have a 12 year old front load and this works for me.
Front loaders are known for building up mold and the smell.
It’s caused by using liquid detergent which is made from animal fat. Use
powder. And use the minimum amount.
It’s caused by using fabric softener. Dilute it50/50 with water.
It’s caused by the water remaining in the tub between washes. Leave the door
open to allow it to dry. .
Pull the rubber door seal back and clean the mold off .
are you on a well?? do you use bleach in with your whites?? some well water untreated can cause exceptionally stinky machines, especially if no or very little bleach is used during white washing.. usually if you use bleach in with your whites in normal amounts and leave the door open in between uses there should be very little stinky odor or mold growth. the mold growing on the gasket is a sign of to little bleach or none being used, and/or a really damp environment for the unit to reside in. they do make several cleaners designed just for stinky front loader washers.. they might help.. i've been using a front loader for 13 years, leave the door ajar between uses, and use bleach in every white load and have had no issues with stinky unless i or someone else doing wash forget and close the door for a couple days, then it gets stinky but goes away after white load with bleach and hot water.. hope this helps, best of luck, ttfn
The odor that you are experiencing may be from the growth of mold. Inside the washer, some small pools of water may be left standing and is harboring mold spores. Even though you may operate the washer regularly, the mold spores are not being washed away.I have a couple of tips that might help to eliminate odor issues in your washing machine. First, and the most effective in my research is to, leave the lid, or door to the unit open. By leaving the door open, it promotes air circulation and evaporation of standing water. The reduction in odor, will occur quickly and dramatically.
My second tip is to run the washer empty for a quick rinse cycle. Add an entire cup of bleach at the start of the cycle. The bleach is effective at destroying organisms, such as mold and bacteria. However, running it once will not be completely effective. I suggest pouring another cup of bleach into the wash tub/basket, after the cycle has completed. This will leave bleach as the standing pool and should prevent the growth of mold or bacteria. However, if you do this, before doing a load of laundry you should run an empty rinse cycle again, to avoid damage to the clothes from the bleach left standing in the wash tub.
unfortunately we hvae created our own problems on front loads .all front loads all brands retain water in door boot .few people today wash with plain chlorine bleaches as result bacteria and mold are more likely to occur best solution wash door boot regularly with bleach and water solution run a bleach wash (no clothes) every few months and leave door open slightly after use don't give up too easily more than 1 cleaning may be necessary and should be done regularly