TCL isn’t an error code. This is an indicator that the Tub Clean cycle either is running or needs to run. On some models TC is displayed then the L is displayed.


Some environmental and usage conditions can cause a residue to build up in the tub over time and can lead to a mildewy or musty smell. The Tub Clean cycle is specially designed to remove this buildup using bleach or other cleaners designed specifically for cleaning washing machines. Run the Tub Clean cycle once a month, or more often under heavy use conditions or if odor is present.

1. Remove any clothing from the tub.

2. Dilute 1/4 cup of liquid chlorine bleach in 1 quart of water and pour the mixture in the tub. Do not use any more than 1/4 cup of liquid bleach. Do not let bleach sit in the tub for a long period before running the Tub Clean cycle.

NOTE: For other tub cleaning products, follow the cleaner manufacturer’s instructions and recommendations.

3. Close the lid and drawer and press the POWER button to turn the washer ON. Select the Tub Clean cycle then press the START/PAUSE button to begin the cycle. Selecting any other cycle after Tub Clean has been selected will cause the Tub Clean cycle to be cancelled.

4. After the cycle ends, open the lid and allow the tub interior to dry completely.

NOTE: Never load laundry while using TUB CLEAN. The laundry may be damaged or contaminated with cleaning products. Make sure to run the Tub Clean cycle ONLY when the tub is empty. Leave the lid open after finishing the laundry to keep the tub clean.

Tub Clean should be repeated monthly.

Removing Mineral Buildup

If you live in an area with hard water, mineral scale can form on internal components of the washer. Use of a water softener is recommended in areas with hard water. Use a descaler, such as Washer Magic® to remove visible mineral buildup. After descaling, always run the Tub Clean cycle before washing clothing. Mineral scale and other spots may be removed from the stainless steel tub using a stainless steel cleaner. DO NOT use steel wool or abrasive cleaners.

Leave The Lid Open

If the washer will not be used for several days, leave the lid and drawer open to allow the tub to dry.

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