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Bad smell inside washing machine

There is a terrible smell coming from inside the washing machine. It has existed for at least six months, and continues to get worse. I would compare it to the smell of raw sewage. We have tried running a gallon of vinegar through it a number of times. It used to help, but now that doesn't even dull the smell. The smell exists 24/7 and is not tied to the use of the machine.

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Re: Bad smell inside washing machine

Im sure the smell you are getting is from the detergent. The best way to solve this problem is to take the cabinet off the washer and then remove the white trim ring on top of the wash tub and scrape all the rotting soap buildup from the unit. It may sound harder then it seems but it is a easy job to do. Im guessing here but I would say you use liquid detergent. If you do you may want to try using a power like tide because the powder will not suds up as much a the liquid soaps do. Good luck

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I have found that the best solution to clearing smells for your style of machine is to fill unit with hot water wash & put in 3/4 to 1 cup of baking soda. You should repeat this 2 times. I am assuming that the underneath & behind machine have been checked and that the smell is from the machine internally & not externally. Good luck! Regards

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