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My whirlpool washer smells like mold. i have checked the water pipes around and under it and there isn't any mold or wetness. It is a top loader and the smell is inside the washer. I have tried running a cycle with a cup of bleach and it has not helped. Should I call a repair person to take off the back so I can look inside? Do you have another idea? I'm open.

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I guess you are using liquid detergent - change to powder. also put on the hottest wash to get rid of the smell.
also check you have a water barrier in the drain for the machine

Posted on Sep 04, 2008

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SOURCE: top loader smells like mold.

Bleach or vinegar are harsh chemicals that will dry out the odor-causing residue deep inside your washer. They actually make the problem worse because the residue leaves a base for more detergent and softener to collect on and the mold odor will return! Also, they are dangerous and can cause dangerous gases when mixed.
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Interesting article explaining the problem associated with Front Loader Washing Machines and new products to combat the mold/fungus build up inside them.. Check it out....------------------------------------------------------------
Consumers who own front-loading washing machines should use only about one-quarter of the recommended amount of high-efficiency, or HE, low-sudsing detergent. Standard, non-HE detergents in front-loaders are too sudsy.

Why don't top-loading machines have this problem? Less efficient top-loaders that use more water typically flush out excess suds, soil, detergent and fabric softener.

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Susie Thymian is such a believer that she now sells SmellyWasher in her own store, McGinnis Appliance in Morris, Minn. Thymian had blamed the musty smell from her towels on her teenagers, who often leave wet towels in a pile in their bedrooms. Her kids' solution to the stink was to use more towels. Thymian's answer was to use more bleach in the laundry, but nothing got rid of the mystery mold odor until she found Flynn's product.

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