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Sever mold problem

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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STOP USING LIQUID DETERGENT......use powdered only....

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You can either wipe the Bellows down after each load or replace it and gget anouther 1.5 years out of the new oneThis is a problem that is wide spread

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Kenmore washer mold smell issue


front loader of top loader? For front loaders you need to dry around the front gasket and leave the door open 24 hours after each wash.

Put a couple of towels in the machine and add a full box of Arm and Hammer Baking Soda and do a 90' boil wash. Clean towels and the smell gone.

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Does your front load washer smell bad?


In order to keep all front loader washers from smelling and developing black mold make sure you leave the door open when not in use. If it is allowed to dry out between washings the smell and the mold will be squelched. You can also leave the dispenser door open also to dry out.

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My washer stinks like mold


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.

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Getting what looks like mold on the front rubber seal/gasket


Front loaders do not dry out unless you leave the door open when not in use. Start leaving the door open and the mold will dry out and flake off. It will smell better also!

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Foul odor from front load washing machine


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 .

Nov 06, 2009 | Washing Machines

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I heard you are suppose to clean the washer once a month to prevent mold,is that true?


I have never cleaned my washer as i use bleach in with the whites when i wash. its up to you. they do make a cleaner for that.

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Duet washer is stinky.I leave the tub door and the soap dispenser door open when not in use. Even so, epecially after doing several loads in a row I have a very stinky machine There is mold growing on the...


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,
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There is a moldy smell....I have ran a load with no clothes and just bleach and it smelled ok for a week and now smells again


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.

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I have a frigidaire front loader that I've owned for about 3 years. It traps water in the seal and also has mold growing inside it from time to time. It smells so badly right now that my entire wash room...


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

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Stinky Washer


We had the same problem with our front loader. (after only a year) We ran a load on "sanitary" setting with bleach. After that we leave the door open after EVERY load. That has fixed our problem

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