Let’s just answer this one right out of the gate. YES! Mold, mildew, and fungus can be harmful to your health. Mold is a growth of fungi that lives and feeds off an organic matter in moist conditions. Damp clothes left in your washer, residual water, lint, hair, and detergent suds can all lead to […]
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CAN MOLD IN MY WASHING MACHINE CAUSE HEALTH PROBLEMS?
Mold can cause a host of health problems including asthma, increased susceptibility to flu and colds, and sinus infections. Because mold thrives in damp conditions, it can live in many places around your home such as the shower, under carpeting and wallpaper, in the basement and surprisingly even in your washing machine. Washer mildew can linger in […]
DIY EDUCATION FOR BURNING SMELL IN TOP LOADING WHIRLPOOL HE WASH
If you can smell something burning in your Whirlpool or Kenmore top loader washing machine immediately unplug the unit. Put your hand against the plastic part of the electrical outlet. If heat is felt you may have located the source. A loose electrical connection in the wall plate can easily be fixed. If you’re not […]
WHAT’S CAUSING A BURNING SMELL IN YOUR WASHING MACHINE?
If you notice a burning smell in your washing machine, the cause could be any number of things. Regardless, this is one smell you shouldn’t ignore. It’s important to quickly diagnose the problem and find the solution. The Burning Belt Smell Many top loaders are direct drive. This means they do not use a belt. The […]
WHAT’S CAUSING YOUR NEW WASHING MACHINE TO STINK?
Front loading washing machines have gotten a bad rap over recent years. They do save water but are prone to odor for that same reason. The truth is whether you have a front loader, a top loader, HE or regular and even if your washer does not stink it is important to clean it. Odor is often […]
WHY YOU HAVE A MUSTY, STINKY WASHING MACHINE
Washing machines develop stinky smells if they are not properly used or maintained. The buildup of the residue that causes odor can get worse over time and needs to be taken care of before it goes too far and spreads to the laundry and even causes bad odor in other parts of the home. Bleach or […]
What Causes Washing Machine Odor and Towel Mildew Smell?
Front loading washers are not a new appliance. Having been around since after the second world war they have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity because of government energy efficiency mandates in 2001. The water and energy savings they offer make high-efficiency washing machines a necessity. To a certain degree, mold and bacteria are present in all HE […]
rash on my legs…bacteria filled towels
I would appreciate if my name could be kept confidential however I wanted to give you this testimonial. I found Smelly Washer and Smelly Towel online. I had started researching products when we began having problems with our towels; as soon as we dried off in the shower the towel STANK! I do laundry […]
Kenmore has smelled like a wet dog…
“It worked, hooray! My top-loading Kenmore has smelled like a wet dog for almost a year. Fortunately, it wasn’t affecting my laundry, but the smell coming from the machine was awful. I had an extreme case and had tried everything. Three cleanings started to loosen the gunk (I could see it in the water, and […]
My Husband Was Amazed
I have to tell you I am very pleased. Having an acute sense of smell, I always get teased for smelling odors that others don’t. For about 6 months we’ve had a mold/mildew odor in our 1 1/2 year old washer. I found your site on the internet and ordered SmellyWasher. I can tell you […]