Question about Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
The following link can give you some advice on common causes of front loader washer odors and some preventive measures you can take to keep them from coming back:
The most common causes of persistent odors comes from not leaving the door OPEN between washes. The manufacturer recommends this to allow the wash tub to air out and to prevent mold and mildew from forming.
NOTE: Residual water in the drain lines and pump reservoir is NORMAL. Leaving the door open will NOT make this water evaporate, but will allow constant air flow to prevent it from becoming stagnant.
A common secondary cause comes from debris becoming trapped in the rubber door bellow and/or drain pump. It is recommended that you pull back the rubber folds in the door bellow (gray rubber seal) and check for dirt, debris or small articles of clothing that may have become trapped there. Socks are a common thing that become trapped, and if left for a long period of time, become stagnant. The drain pump reservoir is another common place for things to collect and become stagnant.
If you need to check the drain pump, the following link explains how:
You can use use a 50/50 mix of bleach and water to clean the door bellow thoroughly with a scrubbing pad to get rid of mold and mildew. Use the green kitchen type scrub pads as they are not as abrasive. Do not use steel wool. If the mold becomes permiated in the rubber and will not come off, you will need to replace the bellow to get rid of it. The following link explains how: http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574186-installing_a_door_bellow_on_a_front_load Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased from any of the following websites: searspartsdirect.com
Prices vary between sites, so shop and compare. The first three sites listed also have helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying the parts you may need.
All these are preventive measures that can drastically prevent odors, mold and mildew. Read through the advice given and post back and let me kow if you require additional assistance. I hope you find this information helpful.
Posted on Aug 23, 2010
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jan 13, 2014 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
Aug 21, 2012 | Kenmore HE4t 3.8 Cu. Ft. King Size...
Mar 19, 2011 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer
Aug 11, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
Jan 31, 2010 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer
Jul 19, 2008 | Whirlpool GHW9100L Front Load Washer
Dec 30, 2007 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
Dec 18, 2007 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer
Oct 17, 2007 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
Aug 26, 2007 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
Nov 19, 2015 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
253 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: