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Kenmore frontloader (HE) washer model 59249045 smells

Why would it the washer smell? Is there a hidden filter?

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SOURCE: kenmore washer smells/mildew on rubber

The smell problem is actually because of the softener....its nassssty stuff it coats the interior of the washer and forms a grease like residue. I would use Washer Magic (available at all appliance parts retailers) (only half the container in front loaders) and a hot wash. Also keep spraying the boot with bleach and water soluiton every few hours it will dissappear after awhile. please rate my help

Posted on Oct 04, 2007

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SOURCE: kenmore frontloader washing machine making roaring

Your rear bearing is bad. Check warranty to see if rear tub is still covered.

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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SOURCE: My Kenmore series 70, top loading, washer has a mold smell.

thaty have this one stuff called affresh its used for frontloaders but you can use it for toploaders too it works great

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Smell coming from inside washing machine. Not musty.

This is a fairly common problem that often arises when the majority of washes are done with cold water.

Do what is called a maintenance wash where you set the machine to run with hot water and maximum fill of water. Add one half cup of baking soda and let it run through it's entire cycle with absolutely no clothes in it.

After it completes its full cycle check for that bad odor. If it is fully gone wonderful. If it is half as bad do a second maintenance wash.

If the maintenance wash doesnt seem to help at alll get back to me and I will make another recommendation.

Posted on May 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore washer burning smell after motor coupling replaced

I have the exact same problem, which is why I found this post. Did it stop, or did you find a solution?

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