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Re: The clothes smell if left in the washer wet overnight
Wet clothes should not be left in the washer over night as mold will develop and cause a moldy odor. You could run the load through a rinse cycle with fabric softener or baking soda to get rid of the odors.
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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
Despite washers remain with some residual water in the pump and wet components it should no be so critical as you are indicating especially if you cleaned it as you stated. You are not describing the smell but try to isolate the source, like the washer drainage point (odors coming from sewage), behind the washer, and inside or under the washer where the mechanical components are. It wouldn't be surprising to find a dead rat, lizard or pests in there. Sometimes even wet laundry falling behind the appliances stinks strongly. Be safe moving and reaching on difficult places. Good luck.
You have probably left some clothes inside overnight and need to clean your washer.
There are some tablets you can buy at most home improvement and discount department stores that will do the job, but you can also run a load through with white clothes, hot water, and a bit of extra bleach. You could also run a load with just bleach and soap.
Don't go overboard with the bleach, a little goes a long way. If you double the amount you might normally use that will be plenty. No more than a half cup.
But also keep in mind that if you leave clothes in overnight, there will be a smell when you take them out. Wet fabric in the dark is one of the best places around for mildew to grow.
Water is staying in the drum because it does not have the ability to pump put all the water. The only fix to this is after every cycle, take the little drain hose located near the bottom of the unit where you have to remove the cover, and take out the plug and drain into a small trash can. You will get about 4 cups water out of the machine. If this water is left overnight, it starts to mildew and will be washed over your next load. It's a design flaw, but this is the only solution. And one other suggestion, after you are finished washing clothes for the day and after you've drained out the remaining water, leave the door open overnight for the moisture in the unit to dry out.
add about 4 cups of bleach to the washer run through the hottest wash cycle possible. allow to air dry overnight. then add 4 cups plain white vinegar and run through hottest cycles again. to ensure this doesn't happen again remove all wet item as soon as possible. any clothing items that smell musty can also be run through a vinegar wash using about 1/2 cup in the softener compartmen.
you can't really tighten a belt, I suggest that you change it, although it is extremely hard to replace a a new belt yourself. Have you checked the carbon brushes in the motor do not need changing, this could also generate a burning smell and leave you clothes wet if they are worn.
You're probably using too much soap and softner and it's building up inside the tub. Run the hotest wash you have without any clothes in the unit and add a little bleach. If you see bubbles in the water when it's running that's excess soap you're washing out. Do it over and over until the water stays clear and then start using less soap. It only needs about a tablespoon for a full load.