Monday, January 14, 2008

Smellywasher

We've had a problem with a moldy smell in the house. For the past couple of years it has been getting stronger and stronger. I was afraid it was coming from within the walls. No way I could afford to fix that. My wife and I noticed the smell would come and go, but we couldn't figure out what was causing it. Finally she latched on to the idea that it was worst right after she did laundry. Yes! The washing machine was moldy - UGH! Well I searched the internet and came across www.smellywasher.com. The price was reasonable so I gave it a try. I was amazed with the results. per the directions, I filled the tub with really hot water and added a few tablespoons of the powder. Within minutes a bunch of mold was floating on top of the water. I cycled the washer and repeated, soaking it overnight. I'm delighted to say that my house no longer smells! I recommend this product wholeheartedly and without reservation. I have a top loader but it says it can be use on front loaders too.

14 Comments:

At 5/03/2008 9:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to tell you, I was very skeptical of this product but decided to try it. I am SO happy that I did because it worked wonderfully!! I did have to wash my towels and rags 3 times in the Smellywasher solution because they were very musty, but it's been over a month and they still smell fresh! I will forever be a customer of this product!

Jill in Ohio 5/2/08

 
At 8/24/2008 9:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you! I no longer have a rank odor in my house or on my sheets, towels. MY problem was around for several years. I followed the recomendations and after much soaking and rinsing I no longer have the mold problem. I stuck a sponge into the drain of my slop sink to be sure the product was doing something. Shock at the amount of mold sent down the drain. There's nothing quite like the smell of clean clothes. thanks for your help.

 
At 10/27/2008 9:53 PM, Anonymous Paul Flynn said...

There are 3 reasons for washer odor. The most common cause is overuse of detergents. Especially if you're using liquid detergent and especially if you have a water softener it's important to use just a fraction of what directions advise.
The second most common cause is using fabric softener. Even diluted fabric softener can cause odor. I recommend switching to dryer sheets. Dryer sheets can also be overused and reused.
The third cause is washing with only cold water. Run a "hot" cycle AT LEAST once a week to break down any build-up.
If bleach,vinegar or other cleaning products aren't removing the odor for you I sell a completely natural washer cleaner at smellywasher.com that is guaranteed to remove odor from ANY washer by simply adding a tbsp to the detergent dispenser and agitating for 2-3 minutes in a hot setting and allowing to soak overnight. More extreme cases will take more than one and even several (3-5) cleanings.
AFTER the odor is gone from your washer smellywasher cleaner will also safely remove mildew odor from towels and clothing by adding a tbsp to a full load, agitating for 2-3 minutes and soaking for 2 hours. Rewash them with detergent to remove the dead fungus spores and they will smell like new!

 
At 12/09/2008 2:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It also helps if you leave your door open to air out after every wash...

 
At 1/22/2009 7:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a front loading washer and the rubber ring has black 'goo' on it. I use bleach occasionally and wash my whites and towels in hot water. Does this product work on cleaning off that buildup? If not, does anyone have ideas to remove it? I've tried cleaning the rubber ring with bleach and it removes a little, but I'm afraid I may have let it go a little too long, so it's built up over the years. . . Please help if you have a solution.

 
At 1/25/2009 7:50 AM, Blogger LV said...

Sorry, I don't have any experience with that rubber ring goo.

 
At 2/06/2009 6:21 PM, Anonymous Paul Flynn said...

If you are having problems with removing mold odor from any clothes
washer go to smellywasher.com and click on "washing machine help" at
the top of the page. Answer the questionaire and we can give advice
on removing mildew odor from your washer and towels and also on how to stop the odor from coming back!

 
At 5/11/2009 9:43 PM, Blogger April said...

When my daughter was diagnosed with a dust mite allergy we bought a front loader with a huge capacity. We got it used and it seemed fine for months. Then we started having a big issue with mildewy smelling clothes. I was pregnant at the time and my husband thought I was imagining things until it got worse.

We had already tried bleaching the tub, vinegar soaks, Oxyclean and orange cleaner-for the washer. Laying the clothes in the sun, my mother suggested on concrete, on the grass, bleaching, Oxyclean and vinegar again. We then started throwing clothes away. However, if we didn't remove the new clothes right away from the washer they were doomed!

I was at my wits wits wits end when a friend of mine found an article on the guy who created Smelly Washer. After having had two visits from the repair guy who said he couldn't find the problem (but wasn't under contract to replace the rubber ring which was obviously moldy). But but instead said we should only use the HE detergents-which seemed like a scam as at the time only two brands had HE on their labels. So he seemed like an honest former washer repair and what did we have to lose except $16.00?

OMG I cannot believe how wonderful this product was!!! I have never written a testimonial before but this Smelly Washer product took the smell out of our clothes, most within the first load! I am so relieved and happy to have been given a cure! I do have to re-do the washer at least once a month, but I am thankful that we have the little white powder! I do swear though that I will never but another front loader!

Thank you Smelly Washer Guy!
AP

 
At 6/04/2009 9:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a top loader that has an odor coming from it (like dirty socks or towels). However, the odor doesn't seem to be on our clothes, just the washing machine itself and in the laundry room when the washer is first opened. I have purchased smelly washer and I am now on my third use/soak of it in a row. The smell is far worse, it's now traveled out of the laundry room. The site says that it sometimes gets worse before better. Wondering how many more soaks it's gonna take? Two overnight ones so far and one 4 hour one.

 
At 6/18/2009 10:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are there any stores where you can purchase Smellywasher.com?? I need some right now?

 
At 6/18/2009 1:49 PM, Blogger LV said...

I'm not aware of anywhere it can be bought in stores.

 
At 8/25/2009 12:57 PM, Anonymous Nancy Dazy said...

I cannot stand to wash my face with a "stale" washcloth or have my clothes smell that way. I had no idea where it was coming from, but it really bothered me! Luckily, I did alot of research and found this product and I'll never be without it! I ran a load of hot water and a cap full of "smelly washer" and it's like new again! Now, I have the BEST product that there is to take the smell out of the washer and my clothes. Thanks so much to the guy who invented it!!!!

 
At 10/20/2010 2:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have tried smelly washer 2 times and the odor is worse!! How many times does it take? I don't want to be doing this routine for a year.

 
At 10/21/2010 5:41 AM, Blogger LV said...

Nancy, I think it says that the odor may get worse initially before it gets better. Because it is loosening up some of the gunk that is there. I only had to use it two or three times back then. And I've just used it occasionally since. Good luck!

 

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