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I have a wet\moldy odor coming from our Whirlpool Duet Front Load Washer, Model WFW9400S. I opened the washer cabinet up and don't see anything like pooling water or a dead animal. I did notice the hose from the drum to the pump still contains water. Is this normal?

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With all the environmental changes made to laundry detergents, consumers should use only 1/2 the amount of detergent they previously used. The detergent build up causes a moldy odor in the washer.

Posted on Sep 16, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks for your reply... I did run the Sanitary cycle and the Clean Washer cycle that requires bleach. The odor has dissipated somewhat."

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Remove the bottom of the washer (three screws I believe and above the drawer if you have one) and then open up the drain pump catch and clean it. You may want to put down some towels or even a bowl to catch water that will spill out. There are videos on how to clean this on youtube "Whirlpool Duet Water Pump Drain Catch". I believe this will solve the problem.

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Hi, did you wipe out the inside of the boot with the bleach? This is a big problem with all front load machines. If you call the Whirlpool, I believe they have a product out now to help the odor as well.

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you might be getting "sewer gases" from your drain, but most likely your washer is the cause of the odors.
does it also smell musty when you get your clothes out?
whirlpool makes a product called "affresh" that is specially designed to clean out the residues from a front load washer.
you can find them at sears or lowes and the come in a package of 3 tablets. run a tablet on the clean cycle or on whitest whites or the longest cycle you can choose, use hot water and a second rinse option.
also to prevent this odor in the future make sure you are using only HE type soap and dont use too much. the least amount should do well to clean any clothes.

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Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLC, is currently investigating defects and other problems in certain front-loading washing machines manufactured and/or sold by Whirlpool, Kenmore, and LG Electronics, including Kenmore Elite HE3 front load washers, Whirlpool Duet front load washers and LG Tromm, LG XL and other LG model front load washers, which result in the growth of mold/mildew in the machines and which can cause the staining of clothes and other problems.

On August 29, 2007, SFMS filed a Complaint against Sears Holding Corp. involving its Kenmore HE, HE2, HE3, HE4, HE5 and other front-loading automatic washers. If you own a front-loading washing machine that is manufactured by any of the above-mentioned companies and are experiencing the growth of mold/mildew in the machine, visit the following website: www.frontloadwasherclassaction.com

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