Question about Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer
My 2 year old duet washer is very stinky. I leave the tub door and the soap dispenser door open when not in use. Even so, epecially after doing several loads in a row I have a very stinky machine and clothes. There is mold growing on the surface of the grey rubber gasket at the tub door. What should I do about stinkiness and mold? thank you
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Posted on Aug 26, 2008
Make a boil wash (with no clothes and detergents) put in the powder's drawer a cup of bicarbonate of soda. It should clean the machine and move out the bad smell. Good luck!
Posted on Aug 06, 2007
Do NOT close the washer door when it's not in use.
Had mine for over 2 years and it's as fresh as the day we got it.
I've never closed the door when it's not in use.
Posted on Jul 25, 2010
are you on a well??
do you use bleach in with your whites??
some well water untreated can cause exceptionally stinky machines, especially if no or very little bleach is used during white washing..
usually if you use bleach in with your whites in normal amounts and leave the door open in between uses there should be very little stinky odor or mold growth.
the mold growing on the gasket is a sign of to little bleach or none being used, and/or a really damp environment for the unit to reside in.
they do make several cleaners designed just for stinky front loader washers..
they might help..
i've been using a front loader for 13 years, leave the door ajar between uses, and use bleach in every white load and have had no issues with stinky unless i or someone else doing wash forget and close the door for a couple days, then it gets stinky but goes away after white load with bleach and hot water..
hope this helps,
best of luck,
Posted on Oct 26, 2009
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