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I have a Maytag Neptune front load washer, and I get a foul odor when the washer sits for a few days. Is this normal, if so how can it be fixed?

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It's not always normal but it does happen.
Run an empty, heavy cycle with "affresh", "washer fresh" or bleach with the hottest water available.
Leave the door slightly open when not in use to allow any residual water to evaporate.
Also make sure you are using HE (high efficiency) detergent and only about 2 table spoons for a full load.

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