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My washer has a fusty smell i use it regually can anyone ntell me what is causing this smell

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Try doing a wash no clothes fill washer with hot water pour 2 cups good old clorox chlorine bleach into water let wash before it drains open door and wash area around door seal let drain and rinse leave door open as much as possible in future to allow water traped in boot to evaporate as much as possible

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There is a fusty smell coming from the machine how can i get rid of this


This is probably a bacteria smell from boilogical powder residue building up.

The trick for this is to throw three DISHWASHER tablets into the drum of the machine and run it through the hottest cycle you can with no clothing in the machine. Dishwasher tablets are anti bacterial and will kill off the bacteria creating the smell

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Smells fusty inside


Try checking your drain hose Lorraine. It may need cleaned. Articles of clothes and lint fall into it.

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Dryer part, smells burnt and is extremely loud


If you notice a burningsmell in your washing machine, the cause could be any number of things. Regardless, this is one smell you shouldn't ignore. It's important to quickly diagnose the problem and find the solution.
The "Burning Belt" Smell

Older, top-loading washing machines use a belt drive to transport energy from the motor to the transmission and pump. The belt can prevent costly repairs to the motor or transmission by slipping, stretching, or breaking if there is a malfunction in the machine. If the belt slips, stretches, or breaks, it can cause friction and a burning smell, most likely a burning "rubber" smell.

The solution is actually quite simple: you need to replace the drive belt on your washing machine. You can call a repairperson or, if your washer is under warranty, the manufacturer. If you or someone you know is handy, you can replace the belt yourself. The belt is located either from the back access panel or from the underside of the washer.

Most new washing machine models are "direct drive." This means they do not use a belt. The motor is directly connected to the transmission. If you have a direct drive machine and your washer smells like it is burning, read on.
Electrical Problems

If your washer smells and you have a direct drive machine, it may be the motor, transmission, or both. If these are shot on your washing machine, the result may be an electrical burning smell. Both are necessary to run your washing machine and can be costly to repair. The first thing to do if you notice an "electrical" smell in your washing machine and not a "rubber" burning smell, is to unplug the machine and call the manufacturer or a repairperson.

An electrical burning smell may also be caused by a water leak coming into contact with electrical wiring. Both are major concerns and should be addressed immediately. A water leak can cause structural damage in your home and can short out the electrical wiring in your washer and cause additional damage to the machine.
Other Causes

Another more likely cause of a burning smell in your washer is overloading. Adding too many clothes to your washing machine can stress the motor or transmission, causing them to overheat or malfunction and emit a burning smell. For top load washers, overloading can cause the agitator to freeze or malfunction, stressing the drive belt and causing friction, which could emit a burning rubber smell.

To prevent overloading, know the size of your washer. They are measured in cubic feet. In addition, know how many towels, pants, shirts, and other items you can safely load. When it doubt, do smaller loads. Not only will this prevent overstressing the machine, it will also ensure clothes are thoroughly cleaned and rinsed.

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Foul odor is coming from Washer-Dryer. What can the problem be?


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The rubber round my washing machine door is black and smells


common problem with that style machine. Try running a cup of vinegar thru te wash cycle. The acid from the vinegar will break it down. It may take more than one cycle if its really bad. Once the smell is gone leave the door slightly ajar to prevent it from happenig again.

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glisten and affreash is the cleaning agents
besides this only way to get smell out is a complete inner and outter tub job but also try leaving both soap dispenser and door open for the air to dry up and vent the washing machine

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dont't use liquid detergent - this is the cause of the smell. it is a well known problem. use powder in the drawer

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are you using liquid detergent? if so then don't. if im right, put on hottest wash and use powder in future. this is a common cause of smelly washers

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