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Before and After Washing Machine by ecokaren
Cleaning front loading washers
CLEAN every 3 months!!! A front-loading washing machine that won't drain may need nothing more than a simple filter cleaning- did this with my sis-in-law's washer the other day. Except that once it gets too full it can start leaking as well. Watch out!
Hopefully this will save you $100. When my front load washer (Whirlpool) quit draining I called the repair man. As soon as he arrives he asks if the drain screen had been cleaned out. WHAT?!? No information about THAT on the internet! 5 minutes $100 later he has my machine back together walks out the door. The cover panel is removed with 2 small screws at the bottom of the washer. See the car key in my pic? That was missing for over a year! Check yours out and clean out that drain.
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How to Totally Remove Mold and Mildew in Any Front Load Washing Machine | eHow
Found a foolproof method for keeping foul odors out of my front load washer! First, always leave the door cracked when not in use to allow it to vent and dry out. Second, Run a wash cycle once a week with a cup of Simple Green cleaning solution. No more smell!
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