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Washing machine odor

My Whirlpool Duet washer GHW9200LQ is 5 years old and is used several times a week. An odor has recently been detected, like a mildew or moldy smell. Even after washing clothes with bleach, the odor reappears before 24 hours is up. I leave the door open and remove the soap/softener tray to dry it out, but it remains for days. I water being trapped or not pumped out somewhere?
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  • BusyHubby Oct 30, 2008

    Saw the Affresh ad (and others) just after posting this problem. I tried Affresh and it is somewhat helpful..it does "lessen" the odor. Curious to me that odor did not appear for 4 years of use with machine and correct HE detergent. I'm tempted to add a quantity of baking soda to the final rinse of cleaning cycle.

    On another experimental note...maybe I've finally found a use for old underarm stick deodorants when they run out and you can't get get that last little bit out from the container! I'll throw a couple of them in monthly. LOL!

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    Odor in our duet washer...began when I stopped using vinegar...to get rid of the odor from kitchen cloths and towels...now the smell in ongoing. thougt it was our water.....tried Affesh...no go...not even for a day or two. I am going to return to the vinegar once a week on dish towels and cloths...am going to use the "shock" method tonight: 2 cups bleach in an empty machine on hot and wipe it down and leave the door open..

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Www.affresh.com this product has been devoeloped to lessen front loader odors. you NEED to be using an HE detergent. low sudsing ans specifically design for use with front loading washers.

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