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Re: Frigidaire Affinity Front Load Washer
You have to remove and clean the rubber around the front of door, , Snap it back on. disconnect AC to prevent any accidental shock. open the bottom access panel screws on bottom front , open the large filter and be ready for latent water to spill out , have rags ready.
clean the inside of the filter with clorox. finally run a strong solution of clorox when you finish. then rinse well. leave the door open after loads finish the door has a child lock black dot next to lock on door , insert coin and rotate. keeps them from closing the door.
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In most Owner's Guides for front load machines, manufacturer's will advise to keep the door open after almost every cycle to help evaporate the water in the unit. Also to clean the rubber door seal with bleach water. To get rid of the smell there are solutions on the market that you can throw into the tub when you are not washing clothes and run a hot cycle. You can also use bleach, white vinegar and lime juice as an alternative. Then run a hot cycle. Do this about every 2 weeks, and keep your door cracked.
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. .
You have a build up of undesolved soaps in the system. Do 2 hot washes twice a day for maybe 3 days without washing in and no soap. Old soap needs to be desolved and drained away. See if there is a difference. Note, Put only 1/2 of the soap in and work from there.
the musty smell is from the door boot or gasket. deposit from clothes and detergent get trapped in there and have nowhere else to go. i would recommend purchasing Washerfresh tables to get rid of the deposits. they are available all over.
I have the same machines. Try using an old towel and detergent solution( use rubber gloves) and thouroughly clean the door seal. It can be just full of old lint, dirt, etc. in the grooves. Also try some oxyclean in your next load. That will help get rid of the odor also. These washers stay warm quite a long time and clothing will mildew fast in warm weather, but you probably already know that.