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Musty smell We have had a Calypso washer for about six years and we now have a musty moldy smell coming from inside the tub. It actually is starting to smell up the whole wash room. There is no water on the floor and the drain is working good. When I put my head in the tub, it almost gags me and starting to make my wife wheeze with her asthma. What would be causing this inside the machine?

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This is how i helped the problem which I THINK IS FIXED
#1 Run 2 CUPS OF Bleach in whitest white mode with soak
#2 run 1 gallon of white vinegar in the whitest whites mode with soak
#3 run 1/2 cup of powder cascade DISH washer detergent in the whitest whites
#4switch to powdered HE( has to be HE)detergent at Half of what the package says and do not use liquid detergent or fabric softener as this is the core of the problem
this has really made a big difference for me,I can stick my head in the tub without sinuses burning now

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This problem is caused because the water does not get totally pumped out of the outer tub and sits in the bottom of the tub and in the front seals. Eventually a mildew type scum develops and causes the washer to stink and also impart the odor to clothes. Even though front loaders do use less water and energy, all of them have essentially the same design and therefore all will eventually develop this problem.
Run a load with just bleach (about 1 cup) and white vinegar (about 1 1/2 cups) poured directly into the washer with hot water and it seemed to help, but this does need to be repeated about once a month or so...

but with your wife's Asthma tho you could try
Typically the cause is the machine itself, but occasionally the water being used in the washer can be the source of the problem. If the smell resembles rotten eggs, you may need a water filtration system installed. After you eliminate any other possibilities, you can begin the treatment process. Create a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to 2 cups of white distilled vinegar. 3Begin a wash cycle using the machine’s hottest setting. As the water rises, add the baking soda and vinegar mixture. Let the washing machine complete a full cycle. If you notice any residue that has been loosened, use a cloth to wipe the surface clean. Run a cold water cycle to complete the process. You should immediately notice that the smell has been neutralized.

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