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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Based on the front load picture you included with you description...
This usually comes from a build up of soap and dirt that you cannot get to to clean. It is in the inner wall of the outer tub.
You should run a thorough cleaning with a product called Washing Machine Magic. It is designed to reduce this build up over time.
Another way to reduce it is use a very hot wash and put 1 cup of powder dish detergent in the tub before starting it. (yes I know this is a clothes washer). The dish detergent has ingredients to help reduce the odour.
These methods may have to be repeated several times to be 100% effective, but a large part of the odour should be reduced after the first cycle. If more are needed repeat once every couple of weeks until the odour is not noticeable.
The rubber door seal on this model should not accumulate smell but it may have depending upon the machine's age. This will have to be replaced if it has.
Posted on Aug 05, 2008
SOURCE: there is a stagnent water
Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
I would gently suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor/pump lint tray/filter. So many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters and many machines will not even go to spin or release the door lock if there is any water still left inside.
Here are my complete and generic guidance notes for checking both the drain motor filter and the drain motor ;-0)
If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!). These panels are either held on by (plasic) screws or will just pull off. Most filters are held in by a round cover/knob. Sometimes the filter will not come out with the cover and you will have to persuade it to come out to play.
REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT.
It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. Using something suitable like a glove see if it is easy to briefly slow the motor down. If it is easy then the motor is malfunctioning.
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Thanks and good luck!
Posted on Jun 16, 2011
I found that running about a quart of white vinegar through a cycle with hot water and no clothes or detergent takes care of the musty smell. Vinegar removes detergent build-up.
Posted on Nov 13, 2011
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