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Gunky slim in rubber gasket on front door. terrible odor also

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Use once a month the clean tub cycle and add 1/2 cup of clorox, you will never have that problem.

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That is mold bleach water hand wash rinse with water . afresh cleaner several times then monthly

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Bad smell when starting a new load the next day


These are some good tips. However, leaving the door open between loads decreases odor by drying out the residue which can make the residue difficult to remove. Also, the residue will affect the next wash load.


The only way to have a truly clean washer is to remove the odor-causing residue. The "splash area" just 3-5 inches above the normal waterline is where the worst buildup is. To clean the whole tub use a washer cleaner that is able to be used with clothing in the washer. The added laundry will raise the water level to include the splash area.
There are many washer cleaners on the market. Some are all natural and can be used with laundry to safely clean inside the washing machine. After you get rid of odor you'll need to change your washing habits so it doesn't come back.

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Very unpleasant odor in LG front-loading washing machine.


The first thing to do is to CHECK IN AND AROUND THE RUBBER DOOR BOOT (called a bellow) for small articles of clothing (like socks and underwear) that may have gotten lodged in behind the rubber. Pull the rubber back where it meets the wash tub and look behind it. It is common for small items to get stuck here, become forgotten and start to mildew. You should check this area after each wash and clean it periodically to get rid of the formation of soap scum, mold, and mildew. HINT: When you get ready to wash a load of towels, take a dirty towel and clean the door boot thoroughly (including the areas behind the rubber). Immediately place the towel in the wash and run it on a sanitary cycle. This way you eliminate the need for cleaning rags.

PERIODICALLY RUN THE WASHER ON A CLEANING CYCLE. Place the washer on the hottest setting you have (usually a Sanitary cycle) with nothing but bleach in the wash tub. Some newer models actually have a "Clean Cycle" available now just for this purpose. This helps keep the wash tub, drain lines and pump sanitized.

CHECK AND CLEAN THE DRAIN PUMP FILTER. Accumulations of debris in the drain pump filter can also cause odors. HINT: If you own a shop vac, pull the drain hose from the standpipe at the wall and pull a vacuum on the line. This will drain any residual water left in the tub, pump and drain lines BEFORE you remove the drain pump cover. This will prevent a messy clean up later.

LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN IF POSSIBLE. When not in use, leave the door open to allow the tub to air out and to keep mold and mildew from forming on the door bellow. I know this may not be desirable in some households with small children. If too much mildew forms on the rubber and it cannot be removed, replacement of the bellow may be required.

NOTE: This problem is common with front loader style washing machines. The doors on these machines have an air tight/water tight seal that is great for sealing the washer during the wash cycle, but can be terrible for collecting small garments and for not allowing the tub to properly air out when not in use. Following these simple preventive measures can go a long way towards preventing harmful mold and mildew, and towards extending the life of the door bellow and pump.



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The odor is terrible. Running the recommended


The filter is actually the drain pump trap. The following link explains how to access and clean the drain pump:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385844-checking_drain_pump_kenmore_elite_front

You also may have to remove the drain hose that runs from the bottom of the wash tub to the inlet side of the drain pump to ensure it is free of debris as well. Small articles of clothing can commonly get lodged in this area and sour.

Make sure you also check the door bellow (gray rubber door seal) to ensure there is nothing caught in the rubber folds of the seal. Pull the rubber back and check the entire perimeter of the door. It is common for small items such as socks to get stuck in this area. If left for any significant period of time, they begin to sour and mildew. It is recommended that you check this area after each wash. I once found 17 socks stuck in the door seal that the owner did not know was there. They had been there for months. You can imagine what the odor was like at that point.

Last of all, leave the door open between washes to allow the wash tub to air out. Due to the water tight and air tight nature of these door seals, when closed no air can escape the tub and any residual water that remains in the drain lines will sour.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this help you.

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Terrible odor from rubber seal around door. Don't know how to remove seal


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.

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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 .

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