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Awful mildew smell

I have a mildew smell in my washing machine

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  • andrewgray38 Apr 12, 2009

    In another q/a website, someone had found a "screen/trap" that was collecting lint and other things. Is there such a thing on my type of washing machine?

    thx

  • andrewgray38 Apr 12, 2009

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  • andrewgray38 Apr 12, 2009

    Thank you so much

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Use the "AFFRESH" product. Should be available in your grocry store laundry section.

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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    steve Apr 12, 2009

    What is your model number?

  • steve
    steve Apr 12, 2009

    Remove the fabric dispenser on the top of the agitator and see if a lint filter is attached.

    If not, the answer is no filter.

    In which case the AFFRESH will help.

    Using HOT water wash also helps keep down odors.

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