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Re: Strong meldew smell from washer
Please take a look at the following link and see if you are following all the steps. Front Loaders are notorious for smelling this way , but there are things you can do to minimize the problem. I have owned a front loader for 8 years now and have never had a problem by following this advice.
This is more of a suggestion that a known solution. We have not had this problem, but in the process of trying to get our washer to drain today (we have an LG WM 2016CW) we blew into the drain hose and a horrendous smell came out. We had the filter out to clean it and a gush of water came out so be prepared. If the smell we got from the drain hose got into the machine our close would be pretty nasty. I can't promise this will fix your problem but your filter may need cleaning anyway.
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If the washer won't spin the stator or rotor assemblies at the back of the washer tub might be bad or damaged. The rotor is essentially one half of a motor, it interacts with the tub by creating a strong electro-magnet. If the rotor fails or is damaged the washer might not spin or agitate. Check the rotor for damaged magnets or other defects
This is caused by the biomass built up inside the tub of the machine. This can also be caused by a moldy door boot. You need to scrub your door boot between the tub and the door. Water settles in the bottom of it and molds. Once you clean this, order affresh washer cleaner for your machine. This kills all the biomass built up in the tub and removes the smell. You will put all three tablets in the drum and run on the longest hottest wash available. When this is completed your machine should smell much better. To keep this from getting so bad again... Keep the washer door cracked open between cycles. This keeps the inside from smelling. Hope this helps
All you can do is clean the rubber door boot inside and out and in all the folds with a strong bleach solution and then run an empty load with a a few cups of bleach in it, then always leave the door open after your finished the laundry, there is probably mold and mildew inside the tub between the spin basket and tub and you cant get to it. various products for mold and mildew may help
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.
My LG stunk too. I did the tub washing with 1 cup bleach and wiping the rim, leaving everything open, nothing worked. I added 2 cups of a 6% bleach and used the tub cleaning cycle, rinsed with an empty hot water cycle then added bleach-able clothes to the 2nd hot water rinse (the third cycle/step). It gets a very strong bleach smell so don't take a whiff if you open the door in the first 2 cycles! After I did the strong bleach cycle, I am able to treat with just the 1 cup bleach about every 3 or 4 weeks and I make sure to wash with a hot water wash every week and a half at the least. This seems to keep my clothes smelling fresh like they should. Before I bought the LG, I read where people turned up the amount of water the washer takes in but I can't find the link that said how to do that. I think it was 1/4 turn on a screw on the top of the machine (when you take the cover off) but I can't guarantee how to do that.
try putting in 2 caps of a citrus or pine bleech straight in to the drum with some old rags. then select a boil wash. the rags will spray the water around the tub, the bleech will clean the tub and make it smell fresh. DON'T put any clothing in whilst doing this. if you are worried about bleech in the machine just select a rinse cycle after. i do this once every 3 months
Try using the tub clean cycle and use a good dose of bleach or vinegear. Here is how to run the tub clean cycle.
• To start the TUB CLEAN cycle:
1. Remove any clothing or items from the washer and close the door.
2. Open the dispenser drawer and add liquid chlorine bleach to the bleach compartment.
NOTE: Do not add any detergent to the detergent compartments. Excessive suds may be produced and leak
from the washer.
3. Close the dispenser drawer slowly.
4. Power On and then press the Extra Rinse button for 3 seconds. (Prewash option will be selected.)
5. Press the Start/Pause button to start.
6. After the cycle is complete, leave the door open to dry around the washer door opening, door seal and