Question about GE WSXH208A Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Washer I would like to know what i could do about the awfull smell my washer gives off after going through a wash cycle. Should i run it with baking soda?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 50 Answers

Bacteria causes odors. Try running a load without any clothes on HOT and add a cup of bleach to the soap dispenser. In the future use the hottest water the care tag on your clothes will allow. Use bleach as often as possible. If it's a front load washer, make sure you are using HE detergent. Non HE detergent will suds up and the suds could potentially remain after the wash and create an odor. If you don't like to use the hot wash or bleach on your clothes, then you may need to run a load once a month as described above. There is also a slight chance it's coming up from the home plumbing. Make sure the home plumbing is draining fast enough, but ultimately the bleach you use in the washer will run down the drain and help keep it from causing an odor.

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Zanussie essential 1400 smell of mould can't get rid of it


g'day. Move the machine to check for leaking water. This could be from the taps in the back, or hose clamps throughout the machine and could be causing chronic dampness around the machine. Also check for filter to clean pump. You might have to look under the machine. The soap draw can also get clogged up - but generally doesn't smell. good luck

Aug 14, 2011 | Zanussi FC1200W Front Load Washer

1 Answer

After a wash cycle, there is water sitting in the gasket around the door. This water smells after a few days. What is to be done?


Make sure the washer sits level front to back and side to side. Wipe away any water and leave the door ajar to let the inside dry out. If the whole washer insides smell, run an empty cycle with hot water, detergent, and baking soda to refresh. Hope this helps!

Oct 17, 2010 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

1 Answer

A foul smell is coming out of the washer. The clothes don't smell, just the washer. I don't know what to do. Maytag MTW6600TQ0


for smelly situations like this you can use half gallon of bleach with no clothes in it full load cycle let it sit 15-30 min's full of water then let it run through all cycles if you want you mix it a half cup of baking soda too and it should do it.

Dec 20, 2009 | Maytag MTW6500TQ

2 Answers

Moldy smell from front-loader Asko washer.


Hi

First check to make sure that the machine is draining properly and that the pump filter is clear of any debris.

On a frontloader a common place for mold to build up is the rubber seal around the door. Clean this out as well as you can with ordinary kitchen cleaner then place a heaped cup of baking soda directly into the drum and run an empty hot/boil wash on a full cycle.

Baking soda has a cleaning and neutralising effect and will help remove any build up of mold or gunge within the machine. You may need to run two of these washes before you see a solid result.

Thereafter I recommend you run a monthly 'maintenance wash' with the baking soda to prevent the problem arising again.

Hope this helps. Thanks for using FixYa

Nov 15, 2009 | Asko W6461 Front Load Washer

3 Answers

We've owned this washing machine for r+ years and it has been making our clothes smell awful--in fact, the machine itself smells awful. I've tried cleaning the basin with a bleach solution and I even ran...


By my experience on Washer Machines, I would say that the problem are bacteria and mildew growing in the machine, not exactly in the drain or drum from the machine. Mildew can grow everywhere.

Oh, by the way, don't even think about bypassing any sensor from your machine. You don't want to wake up tomorrow and find a pool in your house, right?

To kill mildew and bacteria you may want to try some simple solutions:

* Keep the lid up between washes so that bacteria and mildew won't grow in it. Pour a bottle of vinegar in hot water and run it though the machine on a heavy load wash. When it is finished, leave the lid up.
* Didn't help? then pour a box of baking soda in it and running it with hot water cycle. Try running it without clothes.

... I mean, Run the washer machine without clothes inside. (Oh my gosh, I should go to bed, it's too late for giving advice on FixYa)

* If the smell continues Pour a big bottle of peroxide hydrogen (the 3% one from the drug store) and run a heavy load wash. Be sure not to use good clothes, it will get white. if that does not work, u may have a more serious problem. Perhaps the machine needs to receive maintenance and spray some peroxide hydrogen where the mildew is growing.

Also, You can try a commercial product for this kind of issue: http://www.smellywasher.com/

Some people says that it works when everything else fails.

Good luck!

Nov 08, 2009 | GE WPGT9360E Profile Harmony 4.0 cu. ft....

2 Answers

Foul water smell coming from washer after using machine.


Check the hoses to make sure there are no leaks or standing water behind. Try running a cycle or two of vinegar water and baking soda water to kill any mildew that might be in the tub.
New washers often give off an odor described as a burning match or electrical smell. This is normal and is caused by the "wearing in" of clutch shoes and the heating of new paint on the motor windings.
Older washer odors are usually caused by leaving the washer lid closed when not in use. This does not allow air to circulate and dry out the moisture remaining in tub area. The air and moisture mixture becomes stagnant and creates an odor. When washer is not in use, leaving the lid up/open for air circulation will help prevent odor.


To get rid of odors inside of washer follow the steps listed below:
  1. Fill the washer with hot water; set at regular speed & longest time.
  2. Add 3/4 cup of Calgon Clothes Detergent. (Baking soda can be substituted) .
  3. Allow washer to complete entire wash and rinse cycle.
  4. If odor lingers, repeat entire process.

Oct 18, 2009 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Mold smell


Use about 1 cup of baking soda plus detergent and run a cycle (hot water). After that, leave the door ajar after each wash to allow the interior to dry out. With the door shut, front loaders have no way to vent the residual water out. Hope this helps.

Sep 28, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Laundry room smells like rotten eggs


Does the sewer drain line have a trap at the bottom that prevents sewer gas from entering the room? If the smell seems to be coming from the washer itself, run a wash cycle empty with a cup of baking soda, detergent and hot water to clean the interior.

Sep 06, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

2 Answers

Admiral Washer smells like mildew


yes it could . If you are trying to pump the water 7 feet or more above the floor then it will at the end of the cycle get air into the drain hose causing cavatation, the result when the machines stops is the water running back down the drain hose back into the tub and that is what causes the musty smell.
Lower the drain if possible

Apr 10, 2008 | Admiral AW22 Top Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
GE WSXH208A Front Load Washer Logo

75 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GE Washing Machines Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3056 Answers

Are you a GE Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...