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Musty smell with my duet whirlpool washing machine

I have but clorox and run a short wash and it seems to help a little i hope you can help  thanks  troy

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Hello troybivens

First of all open up the trap that keeps large particles from draining and clean it out. Look at the front panel below the door, remove the three screws along the bottom near the floor. Behind the panel is the trap which is a clear / yellow plastic circular access. Slightly smaller than a fist. Turn that trap counterclockwise and there it is. Yes, have a few towels on hand to soak up the water that will pour out. Once you open this, you will know that this is the source of the bad smell. Simply clean the trap and wipe out the inside and you are good to go. Don't forget to take the soap tray out and give that a good clean too. Here is a picture of the trap.


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Then use a scoop of dishwasher powder instead of laundry detergent in a hot water wash (without any laundry in the machine). Dishwasher powder has a mold-cleaning chemical that the manufacturers of clothes-washing detergents are not allowed to add which should help make the machine smell fresh again.

let me know if you have any questions about any of this

bestdarngood

Posted on Dec 24, 2008

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Check that the water is heating, and also check that drain hose is free and not blocked, and that machine drains properly, this are the problem that usually make smelly clothes.

Posted on Dec 24, 2008

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