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Neptune t.l. washer has a horrible odor that we have not been able to fix, either with bleach & vinegar solution nor with Electrasol lemon scent dishwashing powder, as has been suggested to us. This smell stinks up the whole house. It is really a problem that we don't want to live with. The problem has gotten worse with time.

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If you use liquid detergent for a long period this will cause a nasty smell and it leaves a horrid slime in pipework etc. if so, put on a boil wash and change to powder.
also, make sure there is a water barrier between the washer drain pipe and your house drains

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Washer Feels like there are gallons of water in the bottom


Hello Holly Davis -

Does the unit make a humming noise? If so, either the drainage hose/pump is clogged and needs to be cleaned. Try setting the cycle to spin only and verify if water pumps out. If it does not, then the unit could possibly be experiencing an issue with a faulty pump, timer, door lock assembly or control board. Contact a professional to move forward accurately. However, regarding the odor my advice to you is first rub some bleach around the door gasket. Let this dry. Next rub some vinegar around the door gasket. Let this dry. (Do NOT mix the bleach and vinegar) Then run a hot empty load of bleach in all three dispensers. Put 1/2 cup of bleach in the detergent dispenser and fill the softener and bleach dispenser to the max fill line with bleach. Once that is done repeat the process with vinegar. Please make sure you run a load of towels or some sort of items that will not matter if you get a little bleach on them once this process is done.

Dec 11, 2012 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

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How to have a Clean Washer


If you are wondering how to clean the clothes washing machine then here is what you need to know.

Your washing machine works hard at cleaning your clothing, but once in a while you need to give it a good cleaning also. Whether you have a front loading washing machine or a top loading washing machine, you still should take the time to clean it once in awhile.

First take a good household cleaner and wipe down the outsides of your washer. Then wipe down the inside of the lid and on front load washing machine, the rubber just inside the door. To get the rubber clean you may need to move it around, pushing and pulling on the rubber to remove the wrinkles temporarily, to get into them and get the gunk out.
Then you are ready to clean the inside of your washing machine.

Some prefer lemon juice and others white vinegar. Either one is good, but the vinegar may be better at controlling odor in the washing machine. For either one turn the washing machine to the highest load or water setting and fill the machine. Add 2 cups of lemon juice or vinegar to the machine. Run it for a few minutes and then let it sit for at least an hour. Then let the machine finish the cycle. Run another cycle after with 2 cups of bleach. Also let the bleach sit in your washer for at least an hour. The run another complete cycle to rinse out your washing machine thoroughly.

This should give you a clean washer and hopefully you had fun washing the washer.


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We have a pin trap problem. The outer cover comes off exposing a plastic white facing that will not budge. There is constantly a rotten egg smell coming form the washing machine. I've drained the hose...



Here's How:
  1. Exterior
    Wipe down the exterior of the washing machine with vinegar or your favorite all-purpose cleaner.


  2. Tub
    Pour two cups of vinegar or lemon juice into the tub, and run the washing machine through a complete cycle on the hottest setting to remove odors, stains and detergent build up.


  3. Lid/Door
    Scrub around the edge of the lid/door with vinegar to remove mildew and detergent build up.


  4. Bleach and Fabric Softener Dispensers
    Remove the bleach and fabric softener dispensers, and scrub them in the sink. Then, dry them thoroughly and return them to the machine.


Tips:
  1. To prevent mildewing, leave the lid open after you finish a load to allow the washing machine to dry out.
  2. Commerical fabric softeners leave build up in the machine. of choice, and the inside of your washing machine won't need to be cleaned as frequently - if at all.

May 17, 2011 | Asko W6021 Front Load Washer

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My soap tray is moldy, how do I clean it up?


pour some clorox or liquid bleach into it. Also run a wash of rags with clorox and vinegar a time or two and odors should clear up.

Oct 08, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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Clothes smell like mold.


On these models, they did not have a clean washer cycle, but you can try using some new products on the market. One in particular is "affresh". They are tablets available at most supermarkets.
The old field service technique to deodorize your machine was to put one cup of bleach directly into the tub of the washer and use Lemon scented powder dishwasher detergent in the soap dispenser of the machine (enough for one load in a dishwasher). Set the machine to a cotton sturdy cycle with HOT wash and extra rinse selected and start it up.
The bleach will sanitize the machine and the lemon scented detergent will deodorize it.
Good luck!!

Aug 14, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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Foul odors


Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. Check down the edge of the door seal, see if there is a lot of "gunk" there, this would cause grey marks on laundry. If it is a front load washer then try these steps--

You'll have to do a few maintenance washes to clear it out of the tub.Try these steps to remove the dirt, debris and odor from the washer—


Set your machine to 60 degree wash.
  1. Now add 1/2 a cup of Washing Soda or 4 cups of baking sodaCrystals and run the machine with no clothes in it.
  2. Your drain will sparkle, and it will remove all the debris, lint & mold growth from the drain pump and drain filter. Also the mold from the door seal will be cleared
  3. Add 1 desert spoonful of Washing Soda to every wash... I sprinkle it along the crease in the door seal.
  4. Clean the fabric softener cup with a rag first, (bleach will not break up fabric softener as it is introduced in the rinse cycle with the fabric softener.
  5. Also check the drain hose, it should not be clogged.

This will clean your machine and get rid of the odor.
And, if it’s a top load washer then try these steps—

Remove the dispenser and spray with white vinegar. Then spray the agitator with it too. You can pretty much wipe it right out. Vinegar dissolves softener very quickly. The dispenser just wash out with warm water after the vinegar sits on it for a minute, and you hardly have to wipe at it at all. try adding bleach to the dispenser and clean it with a small brush.

The dispenser will pull off from the agitator and you can run hot water in it from the sink. The agitator is not as easy but has a 1/2" bolt holding it to the shaft. remove the bolt and pull up. but you can clean the whole washer with a cup of bleach and that will also clean the agitator. Now run a full tub of hot water and then add a cup of bleach with no soap. After the washer has filled up, then add another gallon of hot water and that will help to rinse out the residues that cause odors. then after that dont use too much soap and you wont have residue build up. Only use the smallest amount of soap that the cup has marked in it.



Please do rate the solution and revert for further assistance.


Thanks

Rylee

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My sears top loading washing machine has a HORRIBLE odor inside.


if it smells like something dead you may have a dead mouse somewhere inside cabinet

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Musty Smell


spray motor and gear housing surrounding with insecticide, roaches may be nesting there that gives out the foul odor

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Maytag front loader washing machine. Mould


How old is the washer? Did you try straight bleach on a towel and placed over the "mold" spot for about 5 minutes, be sure to wear gloves. Then scrub with a small brush being careful not to splatter bleach on yourself and rinse well. May need to replace the seal. I always leave the door cracked open after every use to "dry" out the inside and the boot. I also leave the drawer pulled out when not in use for that area to dry out as well. I have never had mold on the door seal of my Neptune washers, only the water holes above the dispenser drawer.

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