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Clothes Smell Bad After Washing Them.

Whenever the clothes are done from washing, I immediatly take them out and put them in a dryer and use fabric softener in the dryer. However, after a couple of hours or 2-3 days, they will begin to smell again and I don't know why. Is there a solution to completely prevent my clothes from having a bad odour to them after washing? My problem is similar - if I leave the clothes in the washer for even the smallest length of time, they end up smelling horrible when I take them out of the dryer...stale and rank. I have never had this problem with a washer before. I'm wondering if there is some build-up inside the front-load machine that is causing bacteria to thrive.

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The following are the methods you can avoid odor in clothes.

  • Check that the drain line is clear
  • Check the drain hose for kinks or blockages
  • Check pump for blockages
  • Check for build up of soap in the outer tub
  • Check for article of clothing stuck in the outer tub
To do the above you might need some diagrams, they are simple.The following link might help you out in this.Good luck.Please do post comments if the problem is still not solved or if there are any doubts in this post.

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Hi there! I had the same problem and after doing a little research have found an acceptable cure, actually I use three parts. #1 go to smellywasher.com and order this guys product, it is awesome and really works...well worth it. #2 After running a load, leave your washer door open. #3 Cut your detergent by 2/3rd's...we have succumbed to the "more is better" myth. It isn't and it isn't good for your machine, or the environment. Mostly, smellywasher.com

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