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Musty Smell I have cleaned my Whirlpool Ultimate Care II Washer top to bottom but cannot get rid of a musty odor. I have cleaned the fabric softner and bleach dispensers. I have cleaned under the rim, etc. I have ran cycles with bleach and with white vinegar. Any other suggestions? My clothes do not smell thankfully but the machine casuses the room to smell. Thanks!

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    No matter what I do, the washer still smells musty. We have no problems with bugs and have never seen a roach. We are way up in the northwoods of Wisconsin. Anyone have another idea? Thanks!

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Spray motor and gear housing surrounding with insecticide, roaches may be nesting there that gives out the foul odor

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You can use Affresh to clean your front loader. Deposits of soap and other such things can be stuck around the inside tub of your washer. Try this product, it works great on all front loaders. Use very hot water with the Affresh pellet with no clothes and run the machine through a cycle. Also helps with any stagnant water smells. Put the Affresh pellet inside the machine, not in the soap dispenser.

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MY FRONT LOAD WASHER STINKS! THERE IS A MUSTY ODOR COMING FROM INSIDE.


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all front load washers get this issue
the way to get rid of the smell is by doing an acid wash to your machine
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mix in 1/2 to 2/3 cup of javex or white vinigar, either one will do it
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the smell is caused by leftover detergent and leftover fabric softner gathering on the interior shell and in the rubber boot at the door.
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as well when laundry is not being done, the front door should be left open a bit to allow air movement in the washer.
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