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dinosaur1 10-30-2011 12:06 PM

foul smell from Samsung washer
I have a 2 yr old Samsung model #wf328aaw front loader washing machine. I maintain our washing machine monthly by cleaning the trays, using Affresh tablets, wiping the door deal and draining the water from the debris filter. I also run SilverCare once in a while when there is no clothes in the washer. During a wash we get a horrible, foul smell that goes away when the wash is done.

What causes it and what else can we do to completely eliminate this?

Johnsteph10 10-30-2011 05:04 PM

Is it from the washing machine itself or from the drain? You seem to be doing everything right about regular maintenance of a front-load washing machine in regards to the seal, etc.

ie: When does the smell start? IF it is during the drain cycle, it is most likely coming from the in-wall drain.

You mentioned checking the filter -- have you taken the assembly apart to make sure there isn't something larger in there? Baby/toddler socks are a PRIME culprit!

dinosaur1 10-30-2011 06:42 PM

How can i check the in wall drain? The smell is so foul i can smell it in another room 30 ft away. The filter is just a small rubber tube that I drain the water out of. That water smells horrible i might add.

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