Homeowners can clean a front-load washer by wiping the gasket and door after use, wiping the detergent dispenser weekly or monthly, and running a cycle without any clothing. Regular cleaning removes detergent, fabric sof... More »

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Front-loading washing machines perform better than high-efficiency top-loading machines, according to Consumer Reports. Front-loading machines do a better job at getting clothes clean, as of 2015. Front loaders also extr... More »

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According to About.com, the most common problems with front-loading washing machines include mold or mildew buildup inside the machine and brown or gray spots on clothing. Leaks are also reported as a problem with front-... More »

Make sure that the rubber gasket around the door is clean, and then run a washer cleaning cycle according to your machine's manufacturer's directions. This should help get rid of the musty smell that can plague front-loa... More »

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The causes of moldy build-up in front-loading washing machines may be water around the rubber door gasket, detergent accumulation in certain parts of the washer and leftover grime. Mold thrives in areas that are moist or... More »

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The primary cause of the bad smell in a front-loading washer is the rubber gasket that prevents water from leaking onto the floor, according to About.com. This gasket prevents air circulation, collects residue from soap ... More »

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Front loading washers smell because of mold formed by water collecting around the rubber door gasket. As of April 2013, nine court cases had been filed against Whirlpool for unpleasant odors emitted by front loading wash... More »

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