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Good friend's Kenmore Oasis top loader washer smells


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#1 DrFrige

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 12:15 PM

I know we have been getting a lot of calls on front loaders smelling but lately I have been getting top loaders doing the same. This model happens to belong to a good friend of mine and she has a very good question. When she puts it into a clean cycle, it doesn't fill all the way up and let it soak (as according to the cleaner instructions) If she leaves it with the lid open to soak, after a period of time, the washer will go into an automatic drain, which she does not want. What she has done was fill the washer with hot water and the cleaner, UNPLUG it let it soak. Does anyone have suggestions on how to get a thorough clean out of this machine? My other idea is to basically tear it down, remove the agitator and basket and hand wash the tub.

I am going to forward the link to this thread to her so she can either read or join in if anyone has any questions.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 02:48 PM

Yet another HE washer that's not long for this world. In almost every case of a stinky washer, the cause is using either too much detergent or using conventional detergent in an HE washer. Tell your friend to read this page for more information on high efficiency detergents, high-efficiency washers, and the great unwashed==> http://fixitnow.com/...great-unwashed/

In the meantime, here is a de-stinking procedure that she can use to clean out the washing machine==> http://fixitnow.com/...ashing-machine/

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 03:43 PM

LOL - Some of my good friends smell kinda funny too ..............
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 03:55 PM

friends don't let friends buy oasis':teehee:


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