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Re: Cannot figure how to open top cover
The top of the machine does not open. You have to remove the console to get to the retaining clips that hold the entire case on the frame. If you wish to pursue this follow these steps:
1. Unplug machine. It's best not to have any live voltages when working around the console.
2. Lift console. It will come off in one of two ways depending on what type you have. The end caps on either side of the console are removable on some models by popping them off to the expose a screw on either end. If teh end caps don't come off, you will have a retaining clip holding it in place on each side. With this type, you will need to insert a putty knife (from the FRONT of the console) under each corner and push in to release the retaining clip.
3. Once the console has been lifted from the top, carefully lift up and back to its resting position over the back panel of the machine. Use care when when doing so that you don't break the plastic hinges that hold the console in place.
4. There are two brass-colored clips under the console that you need to remove. Insert a flat screwdriver straight down through the top into a groove in the clip and pry towards the back of the machine. This will release the clip.
5. Once the clips have been removed the entire case comes off as one piece. Make sure you disconnect the lid switch connection on the top of the machine first. This will be a plastic white connector plug. Open lid and place one under the front rim of the case and pull from the back towards you. The case will lift off from the back first and off the frame.
6. Replacing the case is always the tricky part. Looking down through the lid of the case, make sure you place the bottom front lip UNDER the frame first and slowly lower the case on to the frame. There are four cleats the must fit back into slots on the frame before it will seat properly. Also, make sure the back fits back into the casing on both sides or the retaining clips will not go back in properly. Insert the clips into the slot on the back panel first then push down on the opening on top of the washer for them to snap back into place.
Now, I don't know if you still want to try to tackle this or not. It does seem like a lot, but it really isn't once you get the procedures down. If it's just a simple matter of cleaning because the washer smells, the odor may be coming from the wash tub itself. Running the machine on empty, with the hottest water cycle you can with a cup of bleach can go a long way towards killing bacteria and mildew. Just another thought to save you a lot of effort. Good luck. I hope this helps you.
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-How about try " Afresh Washer" to clean the machine.
-Best to leave door open after every use.
-Do not over load the machine. So it can do a better job. More water. (More water with less clothes mean more clean)
I am very familiar with this as well - your HE washing machine should have a "clean" cycle that allows you to run this with only bleach. Does the trick every time. Sometimes, you may need to do this more than once. Make sure the water is on the hottest setting. There are other DIY ways found on this link if you do not have a clean setting. You could also just run the washing machine with bleach without any laundry in it as well. HTH
Hello, Thank You for using FixYa. I will be helping you today.Try to run affresh tablets through the unit.They can be found at any store by the detergent isle.
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The filter on your pump is probably clogged with lint and
stuff. You have to remove the bottom front panel, 3 torx screws
panel will drop and come off. Drain off the excess water from the hose
see.The white filter cover is right in front.
Get yourself a bunch of towels or a good big plastic bag to collect
Unscrew the filter cover and twist the filter out. Clean out all the
put it back in carefully.
Next: You can use Affresh to clean your front loader. Deposits
of soap and other such things can be
stuck around the inside tub of your washer. Try this product, it works
all front loaders. Use hot water with the Affresh pellet with no clothes
run the machine through a cycle.Also
helps with any stagnant water smells. Have you cleaned out your pump
lately.Put the pellet inside the
machine, not in the soap dispenser.
Pl give me a good rating for the free help, thanks.
ALL washing machines will build up deposits of gunk in places that you cannot see or readily access. In top loaders, the typical place is underneath the agitator and on the inside of the wash tub (part that holds water). This "gunk" typically consists of body oils, detergent deposits, calcium deposits, hair, dust, dirt, etc. This stuff gets and stays wet. Wet and warm plus "gunk" equals smells. Top loaders can easily solve this problem by removing and cleaning the center column and agitator, then super chlorinating a batch of wash water (no clothes). Fill the washer, putting in three or so cups of bleach, let sit for an hour or so. This should clean the tub. Leaving the top cover open will also help as well as washing smaller batches of clothes more frequently. I have also found that infrequent use of a washer will frequently cause the the residual wash water in the pump(s) to go stagnant. Running a quick small rinse before washing clothes will solve this problem. Front loading washing machines typically have a cleaning cycle and specific instructions as to how, as well as how often, to clean the machine. Have you read the operating manual? I find that leaving the door open and running a fan that blows air inside the machine for an hour or so after washing also helps dry out the machine and keeps mold and bacterial action down by drying out the machine quickly. Keep the door open if at all possible. Removing and drying the detergent dispensers as well as the detergent dispenser opening also helps. Changing detergent may also help. Most front loaders recommend HE detergent. Use the absolute minimum amount of detergent necessary to get your clothes clean which is often a couple of ounces or less. There are also products that claim to clean your machine and eliminate odors, but I have no experience with them. Keep it dry. Keep the door open. Use a fan to blow air around and dry the machine out. Run the cleaning cycle as often as neccesary.
There is a soap buildup underneath your agitator. Look for a screw on the outside of your agitator just above the lower large part with the agitatotr blades. Memory is fading but it is either a 5/16 or 1/4 ince socket that will be required to remove the screw. Once the screw is removed simply lift the agitator out then begin cleaning the tub with PLASTIC bladed putty knife. As for the agitator use something like Mr Muscle or Eliminate to clean the botttom and inside of the agitator itself. (any product that will remove soap or calcium buildup) \You can also use those same products to clean what is still on the top face of the inside bottom of your wash tub. Once you finish cleaning simply align the splines on the agitator and re-install the screw. You will NOT damage your machine running it empty. Make sure you run at least a full rinse cycle before washing clothes again as there will be some residue that will need to be washed out of your machine. Once you install the agitator push the tub stiffly in 90 deg quadrants and look at the top of your wash tub cover. Soap build up in that area can also result in an odor. The is something you can do yourself. Good Luck.
glisten and affreash is the cleaning agents
besides this only way to get smell out is a complete inner and outter tub job but also try leaving both soap dispenser and door open for the air to dry up and vent the washing machine