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My Washer STINKS!!!

What do I do if my washer has a bad odor even right after washes?
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  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    My washer smells and I have mildrew on the rubber around the door. My daughter has the same machine and does not have this problem. HELP!!!!!

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Wipe out the door (inside the door-pull the rubber back with a javex cloth or something all around the ring). Buy Affresh.........do three loads on the hottest cycle (still wiping all the **** out after each wash) each with an Affresh tablet. If you can't get it......pour a cup of Javex in the bleach dispenser and do as above.

Good luck!

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