I have a Kenmore Oasis top load washer. When we start a load there is an awful smell from the machine. It smells like stagnant water or sewage. Concerned the clothes aren't coming out clean either. Do you have any solutions?
There are a couple of reasons washing machines smell. The most common of these is soap build up in the tub.
To compare washing machine cleaners: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua6OJPn0-fU Washing machine odor is caused by: 1. Overuse of detergent. Unless washing soiled laundry no more than 1 tbsp of any detergent should be used. 2. Using fabric softener because it's dispensed in the rinse cycle. Dryer sheets or dryer balls are better options. Sheets can be torn in half or thirds or even reused. 3. Using mainly cold water for washing is fine but makes preventive maintenance important. A hot wash or soak as your last cycle on wash day will help dissolve left over residue. 4. In many front loading washers there is a filter/trap that catches debris. A partially clogged filter/trap can cause draining and odor problems. To save money on appliance repair fix it yourself. Consult your owners manual for instructions. Do an internet search for "smelly washer review" or "smelly towel review" to read how well Smelly Washer Inc. products work.
Ready to buy what you need?Shop now
Still have questions?Ask us
Need expert repair service?Schedule now
“This is a great place to go for advice, especially if you're low on funds and you could resolve the problem before calling and paying a service call, if it's an easy fix. I'm glad you are there for me.”