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Top loader odor in a s2100e1ww I tried every washing machine odor remover and the odor is still there>

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Soap residue fisher & paykel top loader


Agitator can be removed easy,Take out the fabric dispenser cup,
Reach down inside the agitator & undo the wing nut, left to undo.
Take out agitator & clean & the bottom of the bowl,
For a more better clean fill machine with hot to high water level & leave soak over night,Do heavy duty wash in the morning to remove scrud.

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I have the whirpool duet sport washer & dryer and everything I wash in the washer smells bad. The washer always smells not even washing with the pure bleach cycle works


Odors related to front loader washers is a common problem. The following link gives some pointers on things you may try to minimize odors and to keep them reoccurring:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608512-getting_rid_front_loader_mildew_odor

Many of these tips are mentioned in the owner's manual of these washers. The most important factors inlcude:

1. Leaving the door open when not in use.
2. Checking for small garments that end up in the door bellow area.
3. Using HE detergent only.
4. Checking the drain pump reservoir for debris.

These simple factors will not only minimize odors, but will keep them from coming back. I personally own one of these front loaders and have never had an odor problem in the 9 years I've owned it by following this regiment.

If you have your doubts or have questions, please post back and let me know. I do hope you find this information helpful.

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Terrible odor from rubber seal around door. Don't know how to remove seal


Front loaders are known for building up mold and the smell.
It’s caused by using liquid detergent which is made from animal fat. Use powder. And use the minimum amount.
It’s caused by using fabric softener. Dilute it 50/50 with water.
It’s caused by the water remaining in the tub between washes. Leave the door open to allow it to dry. .
Pull the rubber door seal back and clean the mold off .
Affresh is recommended by some manufacturers. You run it through a wash cycle with it.

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My washing machine smells sour and I don't know how to cure it.


I used 2 quartz of Clorox bleach running a full load without clothes. After that the odor has gone for good. Try that.

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My Maytag Performa has an odor problem. Please let me know how to remediate the odor. Thnanks for your help.


Odors usually come from bacteria . Assuming that is what is causeing it look fro some washing machine cleaner. The newer style front loaders have a water door seal that the bacteria can collect in and this may be your trouble. the gasket folds down some for cleaning. Ask any appliance sales person for conformation on this and how to clean - service the gasket. It its is a top loader same thing can happen but no seal to deal with that you can reach. Use a washing m,achine cleaner in it as well.

If it is comming from your water a chet with a water treatment person is what you need. Culligan or others are what I recomend.

If this helps you please rate me as high as you can, thenk you for using fix ya. .

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Washing machine odor


www.affresh.com this product has been devoeloped to lessen front loader odors. you NEED to be using an HE detergent. low sudsing ans specifically design for use with front loading washers.

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Sour smell coming from inside whirlpool duet front loader


At the risk of being rude... it's not your washer that is causing the problem it's your washing habits. Jeff is "right on the money" when he stated water temperature is important. It's fine to use mainly cold water but it makes preventive maintenance very important. A hot soak or wash as your last cycle on was day will help dissolve and flush out residue. Just as important is the amount of detergent used and use of fabric softener. To remove odor from your washer and laundry the "splash area" just above the normal waterline must be cleaned. This is invariably the area of heaviest buildup of odor-causing residue. To clean the splash area add 1 or 2 caps of smelly washer cleaner to a full load of laundry and wash in a hot setting. The added bulk of the laundry will raise the water level to include the splash area. Intermittently pause to soak for more extreme cases.

Aug 18, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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