My washing machine works fine, does not smell bad at all like some of the other moldy smell answers. when the machine drains into the laundry tub the water coming out smells like sewage. the clothes are clean and smell fine. the smell disappears immediately and i think it only does it when i use a cold water wash. any ideas?
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When a moldy or musty smell develops in a washing machine, many times
the smell is coming from the open areas of the agitator. Water along
with soap and/or liquid softener sometimes splashes into an open
agitator, and when the lid is closed it does not dry out. Instead, mold
begins to form, and a musty smell wafts from inside the machine, even
after the lid has been opened for an extended period of time. Until the
mold is removed the washing machine will continue to smell bad, even if
it is used and allowed to air dry with the lid open.The tub can also be the source of the smell. Lint can gather and collect
in the holes, and when it does not dry fast enough it ends up smelling
musty and moldy. Even the top of the rim can become moldy and musty, but
proper cleaning can get rid of the odor.
So that said.To clean the machine,fill to just above the top row of holes in the tub.Add 2 cups of bleach.Let sit for 1-2 hours.Then let the machine run it`s wash cycle.Lastly use bleach water and a rag to wipe the machine down inside and out.If the agitator has a cup on top remove and clean with bleach.Leave the top open so the machine can dry.
Now it should smell better,if so use as normal,and leave the lid open when not in use.
pump is probably clogged not allowing all water to drain out. Should never see water in the tub at the end of a cycle. About once a month you should run your washer through a cycle with hot water and bleach. Doing that should keep the moldy smell down.
But the soap the bleach and the conditioner all at the same time in ther hon slot. Just make sure that u had 1/3 of conditioner that is water! to get away from the moldy smell i sai do two wash with bleach and then 2 wash with everything! just make sure u do all of them withouth clouths
run a cycle with bleach only. nothing else in it. no close or nothing. there might be a problem with your draining hoses. they might not be draining quickly enough. might i suggest you unhook them and make sure there isnt any water in them. please rate my solution
I agree with your concerns, but, unfortunatly, leaving the door open and emptying the drain trap is all you can do. I would also start washing your laundry with at least a 1/2 cup of borox with each load. This will help with the smelly cloths as well as running the monthly clean cycle or an empty express wash with only bleach.
Jeffrey is right - washing water temperature is very important. Just as important is the amount of detergent used and whether or not softener is used. The self-cleaning mode does not address the problem because it does not clean the "splash area" just above the normal waterline. Suds and soiled waters splash up and don't get rinsed out. This is invariably the area of worst buildup. To clean the splash area add 1 cap of smelly washer cleaner to a full load of laundry. The added bulk of the laundry will raise the water level to include the splash area. For more extreme problems intermittently pause to soak.