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Hi! Is it safe to run a cycle with just bleach in it to rid the drum of any odors

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No. Bleach residue will possibly mark or desolve the fabric in the next wash Suggest a hot wah with out clothes in to remove undesolved soaps.(That is a big contributer to smells).

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Washing machine smells like mould


The odor may come from several sources. Mildew may be around the door's gasket. That might be cleaned with a rag and a half bleach/half water concoction. The soap dispenser tray may have had stagnant water present. Other hose areas may be growing mildew.

Here are some things you can try:

1) Run dishwasher powder detergent once a month through the washer. Or...
2) Run 3 quarters cup of bleach through an empty hot wash cycle once a month.
3) Yes, baking soda, ye olde oder absorber, can also be tried.
3) Clean the trap (where coins, etc. may be captured). Clean the filter.

Some High Efficiency machines have "high efficiency, HE detergents recommended for them. Does the drum have a soapy coating? If so, it will likely require at least an empty hot water cycle to get rid of the excess soap which may be responsible for the smell.

Naturally, if you are using bleach to clean the the washer door, you want to clean the bleach off too before you ruin some clothes by contact.

Hope this helps.

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Want to remove odor from dryer


Hi photoed1
The odor that you are experiencing may be from the growth of mold.
Inside the washer, some small pool 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.
Here is a couple tips that might help to eliminate odor issues in your washing machine.
First, and the most effective is to, leave the lid or door to the washer open.
By leaving the door open, it promotes air circulation and evaporation of standing water.
The reduction in odor occurred quickly and dramatically.
Another 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, 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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The rubber seal between the opening and the drum gathers dirt and stinks. Do I need to have this rubber seal replaced or just clean it after each wash with a damp cloth?


Here's what I recommend when asked:
Wipe the seal down liberally with a 50/50 bleach water solution. Pour the remainder into the tob, and add one cup of straight bleach. Fill the dispenser cups with bleach. Run the hottest, longest cycle with the hottest rinse cycle (for us, it is the "sanitary cycle"). After this cycle runs, run a normal cycle to flush out any remaining bleach residue. Here's the important part: leave the door open between loads. This allows the washer to dry out, preventing the formation of the mold, which causes the smelly odors. If you begin to see mold again, wipe it down with a disinfectant solution and continue to leave the door open.
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Our frigidaire Galley front loader washer has an odor all the time even after washing in hot water...any suggestions?


Most odor problems can be traced to mildew or mold in the creases and folds of the bellows seal and the pump strainer. This is the seal that you see when the door is opened and connects to the drum.
There are chemicals available that can be placed in the washer. I've seen them advertised on YouTube (type in smelly washer), but I cannot vouch for them.
Some people report that they have been advised to leave the door open when the washer is not in use, and I've seen others recommend Tilex.
What works best, in my opinion is a thorough cleaning, including the strainer. Here's how:
Gain access to the strainer. It is located behind the front panel, at the bottom. The strainer is in-line between the drum and the pump, and is connected to the drum with a rubber hose. Open and clean the strainer. Look up into the pump cavity and remove/kill any debris in there as well. Reassemble the strainer, putting a spray of silicone on the "O" ring and threads. Wipe down the bellows seal with a solution of bleach and soapy water, getting all of the grooves and nooks wetted. Let it sit for 5 minutes, and wipe it again. Pour 1 cup of bleach in the washer. Fill the dispensers (detergent, bleach and softener) with bleach. Run a "sanitary" extended cycle with the hottest water on the wash cycle and rinse cycle. When this cycle is completed, run another cycle to flush all bleach residue out. Clean the seal with the bleach/soapy water 1X/week, or as your nose tells you.
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My GE Front load washer (WBVH6240) has an odor that smells like mildew in it. If the is left closed the odor is really bad. Do you know how to fix this or what is comes from?


run a empty cycle with bleach on whites/ sanitize. clean boot (rubber gasket at door) with bleach or other cleaner inside especially at bottom, make sure 3 holes at bottom are clear.
this may take multiple cycles to rid of odor.
For maintenance, you should wipe excess water from boot after last load, and check lower drain holes. Once a month wipe boot with windex or other. and run cleaner cycle (empty) newer machines have a special clean washer cycle. (6240 doesnt).
Also clean your drain pump filter at bottom front behind access panel.
If boot is really bad , replace.

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