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Clothes smell musty like wet towels after washed and dried.

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Check your detergent you are using, it should be a HE detegrent for High Efficency machines, too much regular detergent will suds up and nver be removed from clothing causing such a smell.a quick test to see if your using too much detergent, grab a sock form oyour drawer(clean one) place it in a glass of water and swish it up and dowen a few times, if soapy bubble wateris present then youre over soaping!

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It just seems like all front loader washers get mold. I try to use baking soda with my regular laundry detergent. Also someone else had a great suggestion that works for them.

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  • I have used straight bleach mixed with a little dish detergent (palmolive works best).
  • the detergent acts like a surfactant to hold the bleach to the surface while killing the mildew.
  • leave it on for 20-30 minutes then rinse thoroughly with hot water.
  • it worked for me.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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