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Old 12-08-2015, 09:41 PM   #21
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Does anyone else have their washer that smells(stinks)? If so how did you get rid of the smell our has smelled and and ruined clothes since it was 6 months old. We used it 2 to 3 times a week. I've tried bleach, vinegar, wash machine cleaner nothing seems to work.
You mat want to try and clean the inside of the rubber door seal, front end loaders are famous for collecting moisture / water there and it becomes stagnant. Everytime we use ours we wipe the inside of the door seal and leave it open for the better part of the day (if we can) so fresh air can get to it and help dry it out.
This is also true with full size front loaders at home.

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We've done that still smells.
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We've done that still smells.
That's the only thing I had to offer, hope you figure it out
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Old 12-08-2015, 09:57 PM   #24
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Thanks. I'm starting to wonder if the smell is coming from the gray water tank or something. I guess I'll have to pull it out and see.
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Old 12-08-2015, 10:23 PM   #25
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Thanks. I'm starting to wonder if the smell is coming from the gray water tank or something. I guess I'll have to pull it out and see.

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You might be right. There is a vacuum break valve on top of the drain pipe after the P trap. The diaphragm sometimes dries out or get link in it keeping it open and allows gases come in from the gray tank especially if you leave the tank drain valve open. You can buy replacement valves at Hpme Depot or Lowes.


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Old 12-09-2015, 12:30 AM   #26
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We get the grey tank smell in the coach occasionally as Marty says. But it has never affected the clothes we put in it. After we run the washer, the smell goes away immediately.
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Old 12-09-2015, 06:22 AM   #27
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Paulie Boy - can you send me the model #'s of your Whirlpool washer/dryer. After all I've read, the stackable unit seems to be the best of us.


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Does anyone else have their washer that smells(stinks)? If so how did you get rid of the smell our has smelled and and ruined clothes since it was 6 months old. We used it 2 to 3 times a week. I've tried bleach, vinegar, wash machine cleaner nothing seems to work.
Ours was doing something similar. Finally solved the problem by leaving the washer door open after we use it so it will dry out. Just leave it cracked open and the moisture will evaporate.

On another note, if it happens to be the gray tank, pour some Thetford Grey Water odor control (15842) down all your drains. Works like a champ.
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Does anyone else have their washer that smells(stinks)? If so how did you get rid of the smell our has smelled and and ruined clothes since it was 6 months old. We used it 2 to 3 times a week. I've tried bleach, vinegar, wash machine cleaner nothing seems to work.
Assuming it is not your gray tank (see below), it is probably mildew/humidity created by the washer. Get one of these and hang it in your laundry closet (or better yet put it in your washer between loads). The tip about leaving your washer door open is also a good idea.

Dennis is right - this can occur in a S&B Front loader as well.

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Ours was doing something similar. Finally solved the problem by leaving the washer door open after we use it so it will dry out. Just leave it cracked open and the moisture will evaporate.

On another note, if it happens to be the gray tank, pour some Thetford Grey Water odor control (15842) down all your drains. Works like a champ.
Here is our "home Brew" Tank treatment - it works equally well in both the black and gray tanks. keeps the sensors cleaned and the tanks smelling April Fresh
Equal parts of:
Pine-Sol
Calgon *Liquid* Water softener
Super Clean degreaser

I mix up a batch of this and store it in a 2 Gal pop-top water bottle. I put 4-6 OZ in the tanks after every dump.
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You might be right. There is a vacuum break valve on top of the drain pipe after the P trap. The diaphragm sometimes dries out or get link in it keeping it open and allows gases come in from the gray tank especially if you leave the tank drain valve open. You can buy replacement valves at Hpme Depot or Lowes.


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Had this issue with my coach, although I don't have a W/D setup. I just pulled out the valve and flushed it with water and made sure that I soaked the diaphragm. Here is the vent. I now keep a spare in the coach.
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