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Moldy smell in front load kenmore washer

Three year old front load washer has moldy smell. It was fine for two yearsbut now I must keep the door open and run bleach through every two or three weeks. We have checked and cleaned all hoses and the tub and gasket help!!!! We have a 2 year old GE front loader. About 3 months ago we started smelling a musty, moldy smell. We have to leave the door open to air it out. So relieved to know we aren't the only ones.

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  • jomalley Apr 01, 2008

    I have a Kenmore front load washer with this same problem except the smell began shortly after I got it. I keep the door open, run bleach through it, cut down on how much soap I use, nothing has helped. I also noticed my whites come out with weird stains on them. Recently I realized the tub is not draining completely as I can hear water sloshing around when I wiggle the machine. This must be the source of the problem? What do I do about it?

  • wtfk Sep 05, 2008

    We have an L.G. front load washer that a year after purchase left clothes and towels smelling moldy. Whats worse is after drying off the smell is transfered to you.have tried everything suggested with no results. Would not recommend to my worst enemy. Furthermore L.G. was not helpful at all.Soon as i can save up some money i will be going back to top loaders.

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I had the same problem. Have you cleaned the filter under the front panel? Simply remove the three screws holding the panel below the door and remove the 2" white screwcap. Be sure to have a basin handy to catch the water. (possibly a couple of gallons if the stainer is really clogged) I suspect you'll find several moldy items that are causing the odor. Good luck.

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Bleach, baking soda or vinegar may take care of it. If none of these work there is a cleaner sold at www.smellywasher.com
that I haven't found a negative post on. I haven't used it but saw it on KTRK Houston abc news the other night. It's $16.00 but they say it's a year's supply. It also claims to remove towel mildew smell. Good luck.

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You may find that running a baking soda solution is more effective for this. comes from water that's been treated up stream of your home,

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Me too with front loader i threw mine out and bought a top loader love it. except you cannot get smell out of clothes tried everything good luck to you the laundry industry needs to come up with a solution this is ridiculous. my children should not have to wear smelly laundry!!!!!!!!

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