We bought our washer in 2006 at Home Depot. I noticed water on the floor more than a few times. I made sure door was closed properly, gasket clean, hoses good from the house and to machine, exit hose fine - no blockage. It was ok for a while then I checked it the other day and suds were coming out all over the floor - and I did not think I was using too much detergent. The machine had 4 minutes left of final spin. I pulled the machine out to find suds-water coming out of safety air vent. That night we again did all the checks- hoses, gasket, cleaned out the drain pump filter, inspected the screens in the hoses and made sure machine was level-also decided to use even less detergent. Everything good for about 10-15 loads until today noticed water on floor again coming from the safety air vent. I make sure my loads are not that big and adjust spins to bulk of loads. There have been no warning messages on the machine. What could be the problem? I would appreciate your help.
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Use a mild bleach heres the solution from washing machine manuals, dont know why fuses and powerre included in this... odor in washer • Water supply taps are not open fully. • Water line hoses are kinked, pinched, or bent. • Water inlet filters are clogged. • Water pressure to tap or house is too low. • Power cord is not properly plugged in. • House fuse is blown, circuit breaker has tripped, or power outage has occurred. • The door is not closed properly. • Incorrect or too much detergent has been used. • Inside of tub not cleaned properly. • Make sure that the water taps are open fully. • Make sure the hoses are not kinked or pinched. Be careful when moving the washer. • Clean the inlet filters. See the Care and Cleaning section. • Check another faucet in the house to make sure that household water pressure is adequate. • Make sure that the plug is plugged securely into a grounded, 3-prong, 120-VAC, 60-Hz. outlet. • Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse. Do not increase fuse capacity. If the problem is a circuit overload, have it corrected by a qualified electrician. • Make sure that the door is closed properly and press the START/PAUSE button. After starting a cycle, it may take a few moments before the drum begins to turn or spin. The washer will not spin unless the door is locked (DOOR LOCK will appear in the display). • If the door is closed and locked and the open door error message is displayed, call for service. • Use only HE (High-Efficiency) detergent in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. • Run the TUB CLEAN cycle regularly. Be sure to wipe around and under the door seal frequently. • Clean around door seal/glass to prevent odor or mildew: 1. wipe dry the door seal/glass and the door opening area 2. wipe around the inner drum/door seal and the lower door seal
Check inside the door on the bellows gasket to make sure the inlet area (normally at the 10 o'clock position) is properly positioned around the water inlet, sometimes these work themselves off the inlet nozzle and can casue a leak when the washer is filling up.
Also, carefully run your hand around the bellows gasket to see if you can find any small holes that cold be letting water leak out. You'll need a flashlight to make this easier. It is hardly ever the hinges that causes a leak since the hinges are mounted outside of the door seal gasket (bellows gasket) and aren't ever exposed to the water.
Hello Friend, Sounds to me like you have a problem with the quality of your water supply going into your washer. Water quality could be a possibility. If the water contains alot of micro-organisms this could be the problem. When you are not using your front load washer the door remains closed trapping in moisture causing mold and mildew to grow. If you just repeat the cleaning process once again with bleach you should'nt have this problem anymore if you leave the washer door partially open when not in use. Happy to help, Tim.
Unfortunately this problem can occur with all front loaders made by any manufacturer. The problem results from excessive soap and body oils that do not fully dissolve and/or rinse clean from inside the inner and out tubs. Front loaders are energy efficient and only use a little water so any build up between the tubs that gets higher than the water level is left behind. It is also natural that some moisture collects between the folds of the door gasket and, if not wiped out, will mildew over time.
Not to worry, a few changes in use (as compared to top load washers) can easily eliminate your current problem and keep it from returning.
First of all, make sure to ONLY use HE (high efficiency) detergent and make sure to use no more than 2-3 tablespoons per load (because too much detergent will cause oversudsing, not break down efficiently and build up between the inner and outer tubs).
To eliminate the problem you now have I highly recommend a product called Whirlout (available at Home Depot in the hot tubs section). Just one capful in an empty load with the hottest water cylce will break down the current build up and take care of any odors (a 2nd cycle if the problem is really bad).
To avoid any problems in the future, use the correct amount and type of HE detergent, wipe the door gasket dry when done with the laundry (for the day, week or however you do your laundry) and run an empty cycle once a month with a capful of Whirlout. If your machine is in a high humidity location (i.e. a basement), then leave the washer door cracked open when not in use.
You are not alone with your problem on your front load washing machine..seems they all suffer from this phenomenon. because in order to keep the water from leaking out the fornt door.. it has to be water tight.. and because it is water tight, it is also air tight so any water left in the gasket for any length of time will develop mold and get mildew there.. There are a few solutions ( no pun intended) floating around but I subscribe to a few basics.. One being .. wipe the gasket after a wash cycle and leave the door open to air dry any moisture that remains. The problem with this is that some housholds have small children and the washer then becomes a danger to them... So.. you can do a periodic wash cycle using a product called AFRESH ( in tablet form and sold at home depot etc) or you can try this product at http://www.smellywasher.com/ . Good luck.. hope this helps you..
If you are using a high efficiency front loader than you suffer from the same symptoms that these front loaders typically have. The infamous bad smell and mold.. This is quite common because the front loaders actually seal the wash tub area with a water proof gasket around the door and left closed, the leftover water that gasket will get musty and if left untreated, may develop mold. Home Depot sells AFFRESH tablets that you cycle thru the qwasher about once a month and that usually does the trick.. The less desirable method is to wipe the gasket area with a towel or equivalent and leave the washer door open or partially open to air dry. That's been my experience.. Hope that helps !
The water valve on the washer did not close properly and is leaking past the seal. It is possible that it was a one time event and won't happen again, but most likely you will need to replace the valve. It will probably get worse as time goes on.
They are fairly simple to replace on most washers. If you will post the complete model number of the washer I will try to post instructions on how to repair it. Turn your supply valves off when you are not using the washer until you get it replaced.
your washer is a great washer BUT you Have to wipe the silly gasket all the time and leave the door open to let it vent and dry I deal with this all the time and no they dont tell you this when you buy them (they Should) but they want the sale then its your baby.I do warranty work for all the name brands and I see this on all of them good luck