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Washer smells like stagnant water

After washing, the next day my washer smells like stagnant water

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Re: Washer smells like stagnant water

Open the door and let it air dry between washes doesnt have to be wide open but not latched either also run a hot wash with no clothes and 1.5 cups of bleach (pour bleach in the tub after it fills not in the bleach disp)

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