Stinky front load washer...fixed

Re: Stinky front load washer...fixed

PostBy: Rigar On: Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:59 am

freetown fred wrote:Uhhhhhhh, NOPE! I'm still tryin to figure why I gotta stop using the milk :(



.... you should always wash your clothes in Tide....
because it's too damn cold to wash them out tide !!!
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Re: Stinky front load washer...fixed

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:57 am

Good Lord-- :roll: :clap: toothy
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Re: Stinky front load washer...fixed

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:03 am

My washer reeks of a mildew odor most of the time.. You are saying that switching to a powder laundry soap solved the problem?? That's hard to believe, but I'm ready to try it! :D
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Re: Stinky front load washer...fixed

PostBy: smokerdude On: Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:08 am

Oh I'm all about blaming the smell on the detergent. Better to blame the detergent than the racing stripes in my drawers.
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Re: Stinky front load washer...fixed

PostBy: titleist1 On: Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:12 am

@rigar....that was too good.....and too bad...... all at the same time :doh:
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Re: Stinky front load washer...fixed

PostBy: Rigar On: Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:10 pm

titleist1 wrote:@rigar....that was too good.....and too bad...... all at the same time :doh:



....I'll be here all week..!" :rimshot:
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Re: Stinky front load washer...fixed

PostBy: grumpy On: Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:19 pm

If you have a septic system I would not use powder..

http://inspectapedia.com/septic/Septic_ ... .htm#Wash1
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Re: Stinky front load washer...fixed

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:23 pm

grumpy wrote:If you have a septic system I would not use powder..

http://inspectapedia.com/septic/Septic_ ... .htm#Wash1


My interpretation of that article is that if you use a foolish amount of detergent, there is an increased chance of septic issues. Makes sense to me, but I will stick to my plan of using the recommended amount of detergent and not worry about it. If balls of detergent (that you shouldn't have anyway) can make it though a 1000 gallon septic tank and into the leach field, there are bigger issues.
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Re: Stinky front load washer...fixed

PostBy: grumpy On: Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:31 pm

Lint is even a bigger problem, I was going to get one of these but I'm to late now..

http://septicsolutions.com/WashingMachi ... ol160.html
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Re: Stinky front load washer...fixed

PostBy: rubicondave33 On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:25 pm

We use Pure Wash. No mold but you smell the Ozone when it is operating. Works great, and no soap or hot

water.http://www.amazon.com/pureWash-Professi ... B0051OKX2U
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Re: Stinky front load washer...fixed

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:06 pm

Some people and my wife are allergic to tide detergent. I wonder if plain ol borax would cut down on the smell plus its cheap. I have been told that the main ingredient in laundry powder is borax.
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Re: Stinky front load washer...fixed

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:55 pm

We've been using that Tide HE since our Neptunes were new - 11 years ago this coming July. Didn't have a choice back then - there was NO HE detergent to be found from any other brand around here.

I've heard of lots of people having stink issues with theirs. Never had that problem once here in all the time we've owned it. Never once left the door open when not in use either. Maybe our water is poison ... :lol:

My Neptune doesn't look like it's even designed for powder .... didn't think you could use that in a front loader ...
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Re: Stinky front load washer...fixed

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:05 pm

Update to this post....
My wife switched to Powdered HE.
She bought the cheapest no-name brand that she could find, that had the HE designation.
The very first load STUNK to High-heaven!
The powdered soap must have cleaned off or loosened all the mildew/dirt.
She re-washed that load, and the clothes came out smelling fresh as a Spring rain!
EVERY load since, has smelled fresh.
No more stink! :!: :lol: :!:



009to090 wrote:Yeah, we have had the "stinky washer" issue for the past 10 years. My wife narrowed it down to the liquid Tide-He. It made the most stink. After she switched to Arm & Hammer Liquid He, the stink went away :idea: .
After seeing Rob's post, she's gonna try powder now. If you are worried about it gumming up your little tray, she says to sprinkle it in the tub, on the clothes, then close the door and start the cycle.
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Re: Stinky front load washer...fixed

PostBy: rberq On: Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:18 pm

Amazing what you can learn on a coal forum. :!:
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Re: Stinky front load washer...fixed

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:06 am

SMITTY wrote:We've been using that Tide HE since our Neptunes were new - 11 years ago this coming July. Didn't have a choice back then - there was NO HE detergent to be found from any other brand around here.

I've heard of lots of people having stink issues with theirs. Never had that problem once here in all the time we've owned it. Never once left the door open when not in use either. Maybe our water is poison ... :lol:

My Neptune doesn't look like it's even designed for powder .... didn't think you could use that in a front loader ...


Take a closer look at the picture on that little door...looks like it shows a scoop AND a cap of liquid.
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