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Washer Feel Slimy? There May Be Mildew in Washing Machine

If your washer feels slimy, slippery, or your clothes are soapy after a wash, these may be signs of washing machine residue buildup. Find out what’s contributing to your slimy washer.

Why Do I Have Washing Machine Residue?

Over time, your washing machine may collect mold, mildew, detergent scum, and other forms of residue in its drum. As a result, your washing machine may feel slimy to the touch. Ew! Here’s what may be causing the issue.

Potential issues

  • mold or mildew on the door gasket
  • Inside of the washer drum feels gritty
  • Inside of the washer drum feels slimy

When your washing machine enters a rinse and spin cycle, it begins to spin quickly as it releases the water in the drum. When the washer is working properly, it should remove all water and detergent from the drum and send it down the drain line. If there is residual detergent or moisture left over, it means that there's something preventing this cycle from working efficiently. Depending on what's causing the issue, it may be able to be corrected with preventative maintenance or it may require a repair.


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