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Strong meldew smell from washer

We have a LG washer, one year old and there is strong meldew smell from inside machine. We have used the clean tub cycle frequently. Model WM2016CW front loader. Any way to get rid of the smell?

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  • Anonymous Jul 15, 2008

    my front load washer has a strong mildew smell. I noticed mold on the inside of the seal that is around the drum. It looks like water stays in the seal and forms a small puddle at the lowest point on the seal.

    Other than wiping out the seal each time I use the machine, what can I do?? any ideas??

  • Anonymous Jul 26, 2008

    We had the same problem in 2003 thru 2005 - Lg changed seal twice, we ripped out and changed plumbing. LG repalced machine with newer model which has no smell. You must leave door open to ventilate all the time. Too Bad if a hallway.



    However main drive has failed once, and now leaking water everywhere. May not fix. Anyone need parts? Good Luck

  • cimgold Aug 19, 2008

    strong mildew smell from washer.

    making all the cloths stink!

    please help

  • etbugs Nov 27, 2008

    We've had the washer for two years. Unless you wash continuously, you must let the inside air out by leaving the door open-over night usually works. And don't leave damp clothes in it overnight either. Also, regularly run the clean the tub cycle with bleach. There obviously is no real fix, so you'll just have to deal with the problem. As far as other issues go. It has never seemed to handle large loads very well. And just as of yesterday, it leaked water everywhere. We have no idea why. But we get the "famous" lE message...which I understand means call for service. And apparently it could me that the "main drive" failed! Just fabulous! If you are shopping for one like this...don't.

  • raaascal Feb 08, 2009

    clothes especially towels never smell clean,and dirt becomes trapped  between rubber boot and  drum


  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    the washer has was smoking inside the drum and smells of burning rubber but no belt is on this machine.
    at first the machine wouldn't drain so I cleand drain and filter and then it drained but it smoked inside the drum and smells of burning rubber

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Clean out the drain filter. mine had one of my kids socks stuck in it. Any small item could get clogged, it is best to use a laundry bag for those items.

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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.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r513372-front_loader_mildew_odor

Posted on May 16, 2008

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    PS If the link does not work, please copy and paste to your web browser window. Let me know if you have any problems.

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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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