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smile




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Aug 04 2019, 5:58 am
For some reason my washed laundry come out smelling. But it tends to happen only to dark coloured washes.
(Light or coloured stuff don't smell)
What is happening and what can I do?
It's been going on for months. I often have to rewash them in just conditioner.
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amother




Mint


Post  Sun, Aug 04 2019, 6:02 am
I have had exactly the same problem.

unfortunately nthing helped.
I changed detergant

I washed on hot

I cleaned the washing mashine

used vinegar and baking soda

used special antismell stuff for laundry and washing mashine...

in the end I had to buy all black clothes (maily cheap socks and underwear) new, discard the old and the problem was solved.

till today I have NO CLUE what caused the laundry (mainly cotton) to smell foul.

maybe one item was for some reason smelly (foul?) and it was 'contgous' and infected the other laundry ???
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debbie321




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Aug 04 2019, 7:06 am
Try running an empty wash in your machine with washing machine detergent
Put baking soda in your load. Makes such a difference!
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ra_mom




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Aug 04 2019, 8:14 am
Run the machine cleaning cycle with affresh tablets. Run it 3x with 3 different tablets if your clothes are coming out smelly. ETA: the machine needs to be empty, no clothes, when running cleaning cycles.
Also check the gasket, the ring of rubber around the opening that acts as a seal when you close the door. It could be dirty and moldy or have wet stuff hiding there. Actually, do this first, then run the machine cleaning cycles.


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aliavi




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Aug 04 2019, 8:23 am
Check the tubing from the water source for a smell. Water may be staying stagnant in there the cold water tubing. You can inexpensively replace the tubing if it smells.

Putting clothes that smell out in the sun before rewashing helps.
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Rosemarie




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Aug 04 2019, 9:58 am
ra_mom wrote:
Run the machine cleaning cycle with affresh tablets. Run it 3x with 3 different tablets if your clothes are coming out smelly.
Also check the gasket, the ring of rubber around the opening that acts as a seal when you close the door. It could be dirty and moldy or have wet stuff hiding there. Actually, do this first, then run the machine cleaning cycles.

If the gasket has mold stains, how do I go about cleaning it?
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dankbar




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Aug 04 2019, 10:13 am
if its a font loader & rubber is moldy, sometimes you cant clean it anymore & it needs to be replaced
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ra_mom




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Aug 04 2019, 11:00 am
Rosemarie wrote:
If the gasket has mold stains, how do I go about cleaning it?

That means the mold penetrated the surface. It can easily be replaced. Call the manufacturer to buy a replacement for that part.
Also buy an inexpensive lasso on Amazon to keep the door adjar when not in use from now on, so it doesn't happen with the new one.
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amother




Turquoise


Post  Sun, Aug 04 2019, 11:06 am
add one cup of ammonia in the washing machine with the laundry detergent it takes out rough smells
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bargainlover




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Aug 04 2019, 11:07 am
ra_mom wrote:
That means the mold penetrated the surface. It can easily be replaced. Call the manufacturer to buy a replacement for that part.
Also buy an inexpensive lasso on Amazon to keep the door adjar when not in use from now on, so it doesn't happen with the new one.


What would I search for on amazon for the lasso?
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ra_mom




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Aug 04 2019, 12:09 pm
bargainlover wrote:
What would I search for on amazon for the lasso?

Some options

https://www.amazon.com/Laundry.....r=8-5
https://www.amazon.com/Zipcase.....r=8-9
https://www.amazon.com/Door-Do.....=8-13
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bargainlover




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Aug 04 2019, 1:04 pm
ra_mom wrote:
Some options

https://www.amazon.com/Laundry.....r=8-5
https://www.amazon.com/Zipcase.....r=8-9
https://www.amazon.com/Door-Do.....=8-13


Thanks so much!!
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ra_mom




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Aug 04 2019, 1:08 pm
The second link is nice because you can just leave it hanging even when you need to close the machine door for a wash.
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amother




Honeydew


Post  Sun, Aug 04 2019, 1:14 pm
amother [ Mint ] wrote:


in the end I had to buy all black clothes (maily cheap socks and underwear) new, discard the old and the problem was solved.

This part tells me the problem is in the clothing rather than the machine.
Try washing the clothes with a sanitizing solution. Try vinegar. Try Really hot water.
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BadTichelDay




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Aug 04 2019, 1:33 pm
Actually, I have noticed that smell problem sometimes as well and it seems to affect only items made of pure, thick cotton. Among these, it is contagious inside the washing machine.
I think it comes when damp, sweaty or wet cotton items get stored too long in the dirty laundry basket in warm weather before laundering. Guess it's some form of cotton mold.
Washing things repeatedly at higher than usual temperatures can help. But I've also thrown things away that didn't improve.
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