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My washer has a really bad smell like musty if i leave the doors closed or if I leave clothes in for a couple of hours is this a probem with them

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I just purchased a frigidaire front load used and when I purchased it I noticed a slight smell. I assumed the smell was caused by residue left in the rubber lip of the washer. I ran one empty load with a special detergent that completely rinses clean and leave no residue. I've been washing clothes all day since I ran an empty load and I have no smell and no residue is in the lip, everything rinses clean, even with a single wash. I haven't found this detergent in stores only online at www.dlee.qhealthbeauty.com. It's call SA8 with Bioquest Concentrated Detergent and it's approved specially for front load washers. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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Hi there,

the musty smell is from the door boot or gasket. deposit from clothes and detergent get trapped in there and have nowhere else to go. i would recommend purchasing Washerfresh tables to get rid of the deposits. they are available all over.

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