How to Clean LG Tromm Front Loading Washers

LG Tromm front-loading washing machines provide a wide range of options to clean and care for your clothes.

Exterior Cleaning

Front-load washing machines can build up residue from detergent or mold growth due to the small amount of water they use. This can lead to foul odor or buildup inside the machine that can transfer to your clothes. The LG website recommends cleaning your washing machine once a month to keep it looking and performing its best.

Step 1

Dampen a cloth with warm water and wring it out.

Step 2

Wipe the exterior of the washing machine including the door and control panel with the cloth.

Step 3

Dry the exterior of the washing machine with a clean, dry cloth.

Interior Cleaning

Step 1

Remove any items from inside the washing machine.

Step 2

Fill the bleach dispenser with chlorine bleach or place a washing machine cleaning tablet into the washing machine drum and close the door.

Step 3

Select the "Tub Clean" option and press the "Start" button.

Step 4

Open the washing machine door to ventilate the tub when the cycle completes.

Door Seal Cleaning

Step 1

Mix 3/4 cup of chlorine bleach with 1 gallon of warm water and put on rubber gloves.

Step 2

Dip a cloth into the bucket and wring it out. Open the washing machine door and wipe the gasket thoroughly. Lift up the seal and wipe underneath it with the cloth to remove any residue.

Step 3

Dry the gasket with a clean cloth and leave the door open for ventilation.

Things You Will Need

  • Cloths
  • Bleach
  • Washing machine cleaning tablet
  • Bucket
  • Rubber gloves

Tips

  • Remove each load of laundry as soon as it's finished washing to help prevent mold or mildew buildup.
  • Ventilate the washing machine by leaving the door cracked open after each wash load.

Warning

  • Don't leave the washing machine door open if small children or pets have access to it.

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