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Ordor from washing machine

I have an ordor coming from my washer. How is the best way to clean it. It is a Kenmore 90 series, heavy duty washer, top load.

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I fixed the bad odor problem once and for all!
This problem is caused by mold and mildew growing in a large ventilation hose that runs from the top of the wash drum to a large vent hole in back of the machine.

To correct this problem you can buy a kit from http://washerfan.com/ or do the cheap fix like I did.
Step One: Find the vent grille on the upper left corner of the machine. Remove the machine top, only a couple small screws hold it on.
Step two: Remove the hose clamps that hold the hose to the drum and grille then snap out the plastic grille.
Step three: The grille is convex so I used a belt sander to make it flat then I took a computer case fan that was the same size as the grill and hot glued it to the plastic grille. I wired it to an old 12 Volt phone charger (12V 500 Ma) and made it blow air INTO the vent.
Step Four: Put everything back together and enjoy a stink free washer because the mold can no longer grow in that hose.

Note! You must bleach, clean and scrub that crud out of that large vent hose and it is some kind of gross! If you're allergic to mold please wear respiratory protection. My fan has been blowing air into the washer 24/7 for six months and I have seen those case fans run non stop for years. It it dies just snap the hot glue beads and put another fan on it. Total cost for the entire fix, about $10.00

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Peace,
Ngafm at your service,

If you run the washer once a week without clothes and use 1/4 cup of bleach with hot water it will more than likely stop the smell problem!
But after you do the be sure to do white clothes next so no bleach
stains a spot on an article of clothing as happened to me!

AND , leave the washer door open when not in use!
If the smell persists, you may want to call service to make sure all the water is being pumped out and there is no wet lint standing in the pump or drain system of the washer!
Some loaders may have this smell problem on occasion if water is left standing inside some the washer some where!

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