I recently purchased a pair of frigidaire front load washer and dryer. I have noticed an awful order in our clother when I remove them from the dryer. It does not matter if I immediately remove them from the washer and dry the load or wait. I use a fragranced wash soap and fabric softner in the wash and a bounce in the dryer. They still smell when I remove them from the dryer when they are dry. I do not notice this smell when I am placing them in the dryer. I truly regret spending the money on these products. Help?????
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Re: mildew smell on clothes
I have the same machines. Try using an old towel and detergent solution( use rubber gloves) and thouroughly clean the door seal. It can be just full of old lint, dirt, etc. in the grooves. Also try some oxyclean in your next load. That will help get rid of the odor also. These washers stay warm quite a long time and clothing will mildew fast in warm weather, but you probably already know that.
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Sounds like the little flexible apron just in front of your washer drum has mildewed. Take a look and see if it is holding water, and look for mold while your'e at it. Use a good bathroom mold and mildew remover to kill the mess and deodorize it.
the musty smell is from the door boot or gasket. deposit from clothes and detergent get trapped in there and have nowhere else to go. i would recommend purchasing Washerfresh tables to get rid of the deposits. they are available all over.
Hello,Not sure I can solve this but according to repair services ,HC or HE washers especially front loaders need to have the tub cleaned once a month ( at least) with bleach or a product that can be purchased at Lowes or any other appliance store. Your problem according to those I have spoken with is Mold in the system. We have bleached ours and used two of these pellets and still are having a problem. I was told that since it is the first time in a year of having this machine that it will take some more cleanings. Hope this helps. By the way we have a Frigidaire front loader.
The big door seal is probably the problem. Put on gloves and using a solution of Laundry detregent and hot water and rags, carefully wipe clean all the folds of the seal. It will be icky. Next run a cycle with some detergent and oxyclean or bleach if you have it.
Especially during warm weather, damp clothing left in a front loader mildew slightly very quickly- you can't really see much but you can smell it! So get the clothes in to the dryer immediately. You'll want to relaunder the smelly clothing after you have cleaned the washer.
We had a similiar problem. It was mildew in the washer and in the fabrics. We ran two or three empty loads with some bleach added in, and we leave the door open so the drum dries.
The towels and clothes we hung out in bright sunlight. The UV rays kill the mildew.