(Closed) Washing machine preferences?

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I had the same problem before but the only thing I do is leave the door open when I’m not using it.  We have had it for 6 years and have not done any maintenance on it at all.

Post # 4
Member
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We special ordered a GE Super capacity with an agitator two years ago and I love it.  We had one without the agitator (top load) and nothing ever got clean, not like it was supposed to anyway.  If you can still find one, I love ours and it is big enough for our queen comforter.

Post # 5
Member
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We have Samsung frontloader and dryer.  Love them.  And they are pretty and have melodies that get annoying, but love em!

Post # 7
Member
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Derbybride:  Just a week ago I heard a story on the news where people are paying so much more to fix the older ones then buy a new one without.  I don’t know if it has something to do with them taking the sulfates out of the soaps, or the way they are washing them, but I am really curious.

Post # 8
Member
6824 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We have a LG and knew about the problems with front loaders. After every wash I leave the door open half way for the thing to dry out and do the tub clean once a month. We have had the washer for a year and half and noooo smell

Post # 9
Member
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve also heard that for the front loads, just wipe out the little tray after you’re done with that round of laundry. Some of the musty smell can come from the water/detergent sitting in there. 

Post # 10
Member
4014 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Carolyn72: LOL I have the Samsung front loaders as well and LOVE them, but HATE that stinkin song it plays when its done!

OP- I just take a little rag that I leave on top of the washer and do a quick wipe of the door and opening then leave the door open slightly! No problems!

Post # 11
Member
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have a Samsung front loader and I have never had any issues.  We’ve had it for a year and a half and I’ve never had to do any cleaning or maintenance and there is no musty smell.  We leave it open for a few hours after we’re done using it so that it can dry and then we close it until we use it again.

My parent also have a front loader that they have had for at least 10 years and have never had an issue with smell or maintenance.

Post # 12
Member
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you just leave the door open after you do a load, you won’te get that smell.  Also, they sell tablets (Affresh is the brand) to run in your machine to clean them out.  The salesman recommended we run a tablet once every six months.  We’ve had our machine (Maytag) for nine months and still don’t need to run a tablet.

Post # 13
Member
2027 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We had this problem and tried just about everything without any luck. The smell will come and go and I even wrote about it one time on here. So far, the only thing that has helped was to switch to powder detergent. 

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