My LG TROMM WM2075CW front loading ultra capacity washing machine smells inside. Water collects in the bottom of the rubber gasket/ring in opening of machine. I clean it but it continues to collect hair, lint and water that gets really nasty and I feel my clothes don't come out as freshly clean as they could. Is there anything that I can do? Plus, the machine is level...my husband has checked it several times. Any solution would greatly be appreciated. Thank you.
I have the same washer now for several years now. I keep getting the smell now and then. After reading all these disappointed people I went down to the machine and cleaned out the "Pump filter". It had been smelling today, I was tired of this problem also. So i opened the little door at the bottom front left corner. There you find a little black hose, pull it out a little and pull the plug. There you drain the water that's laying inside smelling up the house. Now you un-screw the big black cap. Once you remove the cap, you find a plastic filter-catcher. I found paper, a dime, and several other things that came out of my pockets. You can take the basket to the sink and wash it out. Put it back together and try checking it in one month. Also I used some needle nose pliers to clean the nasty stuff around the gasket. At the bottom of gasket try pulling it back to get to the hair and ****. We have a dog, so the hair is bad.
There is a filter and the little hose that is at the bottom. make sure it's not stopped with sand if you wash alot of dirty dirty clothes. take the filter out and clean it meaning rinse it out. do it w/ a cookie sheet or something else under the edge of the washer to catch any extra water that may not come out of the hose. think about it if you were water standing in a closed area wouldn't you get smelly also? I clean mine regular and if it does start to get the smell. the hose is either stopped up or a bunch of junk in the filter below. The hose will not likely stop up unless you do alot of clothes with sand or dirt on them. Those of us that live in the south and go mudding on our 4wheelers may tend to have that problem. quicly solved w/ a turkey injector to push wat4er in and a piece of a coat hanger to move the sand / dirt around and get the water running freely again.
I had a similar smell and called out a plumber. He discovered that the pipe was blocked, thus not draining out the water so dirty water was accumulating. He opened the pipe and got the water out and the fluff that was blocking the pipe
I have a LG front loader that also had a smell. We have had it for 3 years and it has had miinor smells before thut this week...it smelled like some died in there. First I ran bleach and hot water through a cycle but still had the smell. Then I put some drain enzymes through a cycle and still had the smell. Then I put Lime-A-Way (or any lime and scale remover that can be used in a washer). I ran it through a cycle and the smell is now gone. I'll see how long it last...but it looks and smells brand new now.
Leave the door open when not using your machine. That is the best solution, I hear people talk about this musty smell all the time. I do not have that problem at all. I have a front load LG Tromm 4.0, I leave the door open at the end of my wash day so that it can dry completely.
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I had the same problem. You must take out your clothes immediately and leave the door open after every wash to let the inside of the washer completely dry. I believe I read to run a cycle of bleach water and wipe down the inside of the door and interior with bleach/water mixture. Then let it dry. You then can start washing your clothes again, but you must be diligent about leaving the door open to air out between washings.Hope this works for you. I almost sold my machines shortly after I bought them because my clothes were always smelly after washing. Leaving the door open has worked for us.
Escaping water alongside a nasty smell is often the cause of a blocked water pump or resivour the more washs you do the more the lint will build up & the more the lint builds up the more bloked it will become meening the more water that will escape.. this should be an easy fix but not for everyone.. 1st make sure you have disconected all the power supply then check any or all filters you may have after that you will need to look inside to find the water resivour this will be a plastic bottle shaped for your machine just looking at it you will be able to tell if it has a lint or limescale build up if so it will need removing & flushing out.. there may also be an extra filter at the bottom front of your machine if you open this some water will leak out & you will be able to see if you have a lint build up (this will also have the best of your nasty smell in it) the smell is an effect simular to doing a wash & leaving the cloths in the machine for a few days basicly the lint is submerged in water for long periods of time giving it that smell once cleaned out the smell will subside too
Check first if repositioning the drain hose would help solve the problem. If your unit employs a drain valve, have it checked out. It has a solenoid or a small motor that opens and closes the part. Check as well the drain pump if it is running or no power is being supplied. Have the wire checked to see if there are loose connections.
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I hope you have not been waiting long for this answer, go to the website lg.com dowload your document on your washer put in your model # first and then it will give you all the info you need on that machine even trouble shoot it and codes. I hope this helps.
these machines are mean on water and you can open the door after wash starts
use good quality soap powder that suits front loaders and always wash at 40 deg or above
the black stuff is body fat that is still in machine called scud to me
also if you use conditioner in rinse cycle stop using that
it can cause same problem