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Mildew smell My machine is only a year old and for 3 months now it has a strong,nasty mildew smell. What do I do to get rid of this problem??? Please help as it is making us sick!!!

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    Donnie Gilbert Feb 11, 2012

    If you do all your laundry once a week leave door open to allow it to dry between uses. If you wash loads all during the week you will probably have to keep it open all the time to allow it to dry.



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Try doing just a hot bleach water "load".  Also check underneath and around the machine to make sure it's not leaking.  If it did or is and you can see the mildew just spray it with bleach.

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