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LG WM2496HSM Hi, I seem to be having the same problem as everyone else...clothes that smell really bad and do not seem to come clean.. I personally have never complained before but this is crazy...to spend over 1100.00 and have such a bad machine is awful to me... I have tried all of the above methods of cleaning the inside of the machine... isnt there anything that we can do as consumers to have this fixed? I have called LG and they told me to have a indepenent service tech come out..at my cost.....what good will that do? the smell is getting worse...it is awful to wear the clothes.....

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Take a few of your washed towels and start washing them again with no soap or fabric softner. After the washer tumbles a couple minutes pause the machine. You should see no suds at all. I'll bet you see some suds. Suds now indicates there is soap residue in the machine and / or the fabrics. The soap residue in the fabrics is what is causing most of the odor and the poor cleaning. The problem is too much soap and / or fabric softner. Remember, the old top load washer you had before used about 40 to 45 gallons of water for an extra large load. Your LG uses about 12. First thing to do is clean the washer using a package (three tablets) of "Ah Fresh" washer cleaner, using the tub clean cycle if your model has it, or if it does not have that cycle, use the hottest, longest cycle, + stain setting option. Second, wash all the clothes again without using soap or fabric softener. Third, from now on, use a maximum of a tablespoon of HE (even less if it is 2x concentrated) soap and one teaspoon of fabric softener. Hint: If you rinse well before you towel off your towels are only wetted with clean water. They are not dirty. If you wash them, try washing with no soap.

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