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I have a 4 year warranty on both my washer and dryer. Is there anyway the seal can be replaced or the washing machine replaced because my
laundry is smelling so bad that I am going to neighbors to wash. I have had the applaince about 2 years and the problem has been persistant the last year. Please let me know something.

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I have repaired appliance most my life i tested soaps and softer,at our own family shop,i can tell you that washers do not make mold or bad smells either does cloths its what and how much product that you are pulling in the washer that is molding and smelling and it stays in cloths building up load after load,i have a kenmore he3t front load washer i use 1/3 cup powdered only.armen hammer only. non he only.my washer inside is spotless smells clean and fresh all the time, you will need to clean yours inside out with bleach then use affresh weekly switch to 1/3c powered soap

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