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Mildew smell and water sound

Catriver I looked but didn't find it. Today everything takes you to everything but what you are looking for .Thank you so much for your help, I thought maybe I was the only one with this problem, because no one else seemed to complain about this it is usually the circuit board. So far any troubleshooting or any self help wants you to pay for thier help. If I had the money for all of that I would call a local repair man and let him rip me off at least my washer would be fixed.

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Re: mildew smell and water sound

OK Momma, Im going to give you their solution word for word in the bullitin. 1. Make a solution of 1 cup chlorine and 2 cups warm water and pour it into the dispensor slowly. 2. Wipe the lower section of the grey boot with a bleach solution and cloth. 3. Fill the bleach dispensor with clorine bleach. 4. Run the washer through a complete cycle using hot water. This is their solution. What they didn't suggest, but I do, is when the washer is in it's cleaning cycle, pause the washer for about 1 hour and go back to restart and let it finish. This way it should get rid of any odor. Good luck with this back.

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