Question about LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer
My LG washer/dryer are about 3-4 years old and now I have been noticing an awful smell from the washer. Obviously water pooling somewhere or detergent build up is causing mildew or something. The clothes do not smell fresh anymore and I have always looked after the machines by leaving the door open to air out, wipe inside down, making sure the rubber door seal is dry, etc. I got in the door seals with a cloth and cleaned out some gunk, also did a tub clean and and cleaned the filter, but nothing worked. Any advice? I spent a lot of money in these machines and am feeling disappointed. Model WM2477HS
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have tried several different things for my stinky LG washing machine that I just bought September 2007, including "remedies" from the customer service at LG - nothing worked for me. FINALLY, I HAVE DISCOVERED A SOLUTION AND AM SOOOO THANKFUL! I removed the liquid detergent tray and sprinkled baking soda (probably 2-3 tablespoons) where powdered detergent goes, and ran a cycle with hot water, no clothes, no detergent. This got rid of the smell, but the very next time I did a load of clothes with detergent, the stinky smell came back. So I tried adding baking soda in the same manner with every load of laundry I did (underneath the liquid detergent tray) and it has worked!!! With every load of laundry, I remove the liquid detergent tray and sprinkle approximately a tablespoon of baking soda and then replace the tray and fill it as normal with my liquid detergent (whatever is on sale, the brand of detergent has not made a difference for me). This is ALL I do. No leaving the door open, cleaning the rubber seal, wiping anything out. I believe the smell is a result of stuff we can't see or even get to and that's why the baking soda works.
I hope this helps someone else.
Posted on Nov 06, 2007
SOURCE: musty mildew smell
It is the same with all the front load machines out there. I do a bleach load once a week and always leave the door unlatched. All washers always have some water left in them. You can also wipe the gasket down with a weak bleach and water mix on a rag it will help also.
Posted on Apr 18, 2008
SOURCE: Mildew and Smells
It sounds like your drain from your washer has lint buid up,so when your machine is syphoning water back in the tuits only a small amount but when water sits on something and has air it turns black then into mold,clean your drain at your house,if you atill get this youll have to check your pump motor it has lint in it and has to be cleaned,also check your machine to see if it has a filter it could be clogged that will be in your owners manual,if this helps please vote me a fix ya
Posted on Jul 14, 2008
This happens when you keep the door shut. Run an empty load with extra chlorine bleach to kill the mold spores. Keep the door open to prevent mold or mildew from growing again.
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
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