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I have a Whirlpool Gold Ultimate Care II, Commericial Quality, Super Capacity smells. No really it has a terrible odor. It's a sour foul smell. Water and detergent and various clothes washing leftovers get trapped under the rubber flap around the tub, I guess, I clean and scrub it and deoderize it...but it still smells. I can smell it all over my home. HELP!!!

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Whirlpool now has cleaning tablets to take the smell out washers. They say they are for HE front load machine but it works on all machines. They are called affresh washer tablets. Just buy some and put all three tablets in the tub with hot water and let the washer go through a cycle with just the tablet(no clothes). By putting all three in the washer at one time it will kill the smell. For later use the package is a three month supply. They cost under 10 dollars.

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