The washer is a year old. last two nights my clothes came out with an odor and couldn't figure out why. I decided to was them again at a higher temperature and happen to be around to notice the timer counting down but nothing was happening, other than the washer filling up and releasing the water but not spinning.
tried different cycles nothing work. took out the load nothing worked. Put it on rinse and spin and it would only work if i keep pressing the start and pause button.
The belt seems to be fine. did a rinse and spin nothing happen, press stop and start and it worked. Did it again nothing. Cant get it to work on any other cycles with any load in. Any suggestions?
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Towel mildew odor is transferred from the washer to towels and clothes. The washer must be cleaned first. After cleaning the washer and towels washing habits must change to stop mold smell from returning.
Washing machine mold / mildew is caused by:
#1 cause is overuse of detergents. Detergent companies are notorious for instructing to use too much detergent. Especially with soft water or when using liquid detergent no more than 1 tbsp of any detergent should be used.
#2 most common cause is using fabric softener because it's dispensed in the rinse cycle and will coat the inside of the outer tub with residue that is a food source for mold to grow.
#3 using only cold water for washing is fine but makes preventative maintenance very important. A weekly hot soak will dissolve odor-causing residue from inside your washer.
#4 not using the washer. If the clothes washer isn't used very often maintenance is especially important. If leaving for a vacation it's a good idea to clean your washer. Do a search to "remove washer odor" to read just how big the problem is. There are all natural washer cleaners that will also remove mildew odor from towels and clothing after the washer has been cleaned.
I can a very simple part called the motor coupler...you can find the part at www.repairclinic.com. It costs 13.95. I am fixing my washing machine today, as this happened before and was the answer. Goodluck
kenmore tumble action washer model#417.44152400,
Washer is approximately 3 years old. Will not drain or spin. When it tries to spin, clicking noise heard inside of unit. Would a clog insie the lines disable the spin cycle ?
Click on 'washing machines', then brand name (below FIXYA) on this website, type in your model number & search. You will get a shortlist; click on your model,below the page u will get Manual/Guides. Click on the blue, you have your manual on line. Possible your filter is clogged after these years. And dont forget to rate me on this great site.