Thread Number: 36668
Mildew smell in Washing machine
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|Post# 545628   9/24/2011 at 17:17 (4,447 days old) by kenmore58 (Rhode Island)  || |
First, let me apologize up front if this is in the wrong forum. Wasn't really sure where to put this question.
My brother called me last night. "My washer has a mildew smell. Maybe you and your appliance buddies can figure it out."
My immediate answer to the problem would be to run a cycle with hot water and bleach.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
|Post# 545629 , Reply# 1   9/24/2011 at 17:18 (4,447 days old) by kenmore58 (Rhode Island)  || |
|Post# 545630 , Reply# 2   9/24/2011 at 17:28 (4,447 days old) by StrongEnough78 (California)  || |
|Post# 545635 , Reply# 3   9/24/2011 at 17:56 (4,447 days old) by ronhic (Canberra, Australia)  || |
If he uses 'cool' or cold cycles pretty much exclusively, liquid detergent and/or fabric conditioner, I suggest that he does the following....
- choose the highest water setting
- select the hottest wash
- a good powdered detergent - preferably one that doesn't suds too much
- double dose the detergent
- agitate 2-3 minutes
- stop and let soak for 20 min or so
- complete the cycle.....
This will loosen/remove any 'scrud' (that's the waxy grey film that forms from softener and detergent) in the outer tub....
Now, repeat with 2 cups of bleach but just let the cycle run......
Leave the lid open.....
....and get him to do a hot wash once a week if he isn't already!