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Laundry smells like mildew after washing

We have a kenmore super capacity 3.5 front loader.  after doing a load of laundry it comes out smelling of mildew.  the machine actually smells of mildew even when there is nothing in it.  i have cleaned the front door with vinegar.  any other suggestions????

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Try a product called "AFFRESH". It is for the cleaning of the inside of a washing machine. You can find it at http://appliancepartsonline.net/index.php?target=categories&category_id=26

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Front load washers retain water that you cant see or get to. There are cleaners for washing machines available. I clean mine every month with alot of bleach , try pouring a half gallon of bleach in the soap insert on a normal wash cycle and an extra rinse would not hurt no clothes of course.

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  • hartlandmale Nov 15, 2010

    I have one too, on a nice summer day I moved the machine out to the patio and took it apart. I found the water basin to have several inches of water in it! The output to the drain is several inches from the bottom therefore the pump does not pump out all of the water! That is your source of stench. I am planing on relocating the output to the bottom of the basin with some epoxy and a hot knife. I have been lucky with this unit pair(W/D), I will be reading before I purchase another unit. People that make these machines wash their clothes on the bank of a river!

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