Re: washing machine information
From: Joanie Connors (
Date: Sat, 22 May 2010 06:21:03 -0700 (PDT)
I had a Whirlpool front load washer for 4 years that never had the
mold problem, but it had other problems - many repair calls and had to
be replaced after 4 years. I've had 2 Maytags with no problems other
than having to leave the door ajar.

On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 5:14 PM, Muriel Kranowski <murielk [at]> wrote:
> Maytag front-loading washers also can get moldy seals if you close the
> door.  Is it a generic problem for front-loaders?
>   Muriel
>   Shadowlake Village Cohousing
> At 06:50 PM 5/21/2010, you wrote:
>>  We now have 2 LG front loaders.  My family donated ours to the common
>> house laundry when we moved in because we wanted a water and energy
>> saving machine.  That machine is now 5 years old-  almost 3 years in
>> service as a family-with-kid-in-cloth-diapers machine and a little over 2
>> years as one of 2 machines in an 11 house hold cohousing.  I think we had
>> one minor repair involving the hoses, not the machine itself. We just
>> replaced our broken Maytag with another LG.
>>The only problem we have had is that with the higher volume of use, if
>>people fully close the machine between uses the plastic seal gets smelly.
>>Now that we are leaving it ajar, the mildew smell is gone. I don't know
>>how intense our machines are used compared to other cohousings- we have
>>two families that have their own washers and 9 who use the common ones.
>>Randa Johnson
>>New Brighton Cohousing
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