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Odor when starting cycle

After the washer has sat for a couple of days and you begin to wash a load, when the water enters the inner tub, a fould odor occurs. It smells very musty and like sulphur or soured water. The machine doesn't smell bad before use or once the water is in the machine and operating for a few minutes. Only smells bad when I first start the cycle and when the water goes into the inner tub. Please advise a solution. Thanks

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  • 1414 Sep 06, 2007

    All we use is a fabric softener. No water softener to my knowledge. How can I eliminate the odor? Should I use vinegar or baking soda and rinse with hot water?

  • Anonymous Aug 16, 2008

    The clothes smell after they have dried. We have run cycles of vinegar,hot water etc. I just called Fisher-Paykel in North Austrailia who advised us to run an overnight soak cycle wth DISHWASHER POWDER then a 2nd cycle with just hot water.



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Check your water softener(If so equipped). This can cause foul odors in the water supply if not properly balanced or maintained. Good luck!

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  • Dov Dror Sep 06, 2007

    Make a boil wash (with no clothes and detergents) put in the powder's drawer a cup of baking soda.
    It should clean the machine and remove out the bad smell.
    Good luck!

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