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Front load maytag duet odor

Really stinks tried bleach, vinegar

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Well you have a filter down at your toe panel,,maybe it time to clean it..

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Hello. This condition is usually cause by a build up of organic matter or there is no drain trap on the waste line that the water discharge hose connects to.
First check for slime and gunk in the big rubber gasket on the front of the washer. If there is some it's an indicator that you have a build up of active bacteria. This is real common in warm damp areas. The best thing to do in prop the door open on the washer and let it dry out for a day or so. If the smell goes away then it's just bacteria. Run a full load of hot water without any clothes in it. Put the washer on the largest load with extra water, if you have that setting, and the hottest water setting, hot wash and rinse.
When it is finished open the door and let it dry overnight. You may have to do this once a month or so. also when you are finished washing leave the door to the washer open to keep it dry. Good luck.

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