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The machine smells moldy...

I leave the door open after loads...still smells moldy...anywhere I need to look for sitting water or something that would keep this smell...hence my clothes smell moldy.

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Moldy smell, may not be mold at all, in fact most "moldy musty" smells actually come from user not using proper detergents, you NEED to be using an HE detergent and little amounts of that even. cut back on fabric \softneer if using, www.affresh.com new product to help alleviate this issue

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