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 Posted: Wed Apr 28th, 2010 08:18 pm
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....just kidding, as far as you know.

Just bought a used 2006 HE4t set....slight (usual) mildew odor from washer. Suspect door bellows as the entire gray seal is coated in grime and mildew, moving forward onto the white portion of the bellows as it attaches to the S/S drum.

As I am anal about doing thorough cleaning/repairs; my thought is to remove the bellows to clean properly.

Is this an assinine thought? If removal proves to be more difficult than convincing your wife you are right about something, what is best method, and chemicals used to clean bellows?

Is there an "inner" gasket to be cleaned? (I've heard some LG washers have mildew buildup on some sort of inner seal).

Also wondering about how to fix a sticky slide on the pedastal.

Lastly (at least for now) is there any type of dishcharge filter or other maintenance items I can access to clean? (Again, I've heard other models have such a filter that can have disgusting buildup).

I also seemed to have lost the u-shaped plastic piece that puts the curve into the discharge hose for hanging into the tub/drain. Can I use wire or is the part fairly inexpensive?

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Removing the bellows is a non-trivial task that involves significant disassembly and opportunity to inflict damage on the machine. I wouldn't undertake this just to clean it. Use a mild bleach solution in warm water and you'll remove most of the bio-gookus and kill whatever remains.

You don't have to use the plastic hanger for the drain hose but whatever you rig, just make sure it doesn't crimp the hose.



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Try some Affresh.
I've had customers tell me it works quite well.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_02677109000P?vName=Appliances&cName=Washers&Dryers&sName=Parts%20&%20Accessories&psid=FROOGLE01&sid=IDx20070921x00003a

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ROBBYRIG wrote:
Try some Affresh.
I've had customers tell me it works quite well.


Yep and it's a little less expensive at RepairClinic, you'll get it faster and they're a whole lot nicer to deal with. :)

http://www.repairclinic.com/0081.asp?RccPartID=1373065&Acc=1



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