Just has this new front-load washer installed by Lowe's and there is an odd rubber smell coming from inside the washer. The smell is contaminating the clothes being washed and all of the clothes smell like it. The smell is getting worse and it has only been 10 days. Is a belt loose? What could this be?
The insulating coating on the coils in the washer's motor may produce a burning or unusual smell on the first couple of cycles. Over time, the odor will go away. If you notice the smell not going away at all, we can set up to send out a technician to evaluate the unit.