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Rotten fish smell happens to clothes that are left in washer or dry clean clothes that get damp or wet.

I tried to post my problem but it got tangled with another message. Our clothes smell so bad if left in the machine and not taken out right away. we have to do that wash over again to remove the smell. If they have gone through the wash and dry cycle and smell good once they are damp or wet the smell comes back(rotten fish) and don't let them sit man it will knock you clean out of your house with the stench.

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Hi, It sounds like there is a build up of mung in the plumbing to the house drain or washer drain system, you can use white vinegar and baking soda to flush out the inner workings of these type of pipes, its safe and can be use to push out gross things like sink blockages from hair build up ect,(as it foams when mixxed) you can try to get the soda into the pump and drain then pour in the vinigar, like a volcano sceince project, the eruption like action will clear away the substances which are fouling you cloths.
P.S. try to trouble shoot in advance of doing anything, IE: look at the water inlet valves, unscrew them smell if the oder is much stronger from the hoses or pipes(it may be in the water) inspect the drain pipe or floor drain to smell if it has an offensive oder(simular to the one you find on you cloths) if the drain and inlet smell typical(not great but not super foul) then its down to the macheine, you have a drain pump which can become poluted over the years(thats when you use the vinigar and soda) there are other cleaners which will work like C.L.R, you can get it anywhere, its cheap, (but for me I'd use the soda method) if you have a handy friend nows the time to pull a favor. good luck I realy hope this helps ya, sincerly Jon

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I had a similar problem and it drove my crazy. It turned out to be a buildup of fabric softener gunk under the automatic fabric softener dispenser. If you have not done so, I recommend you remove the dispenser and check under it to look for residue...most likely it is there. This residue creates the most God awful odor that I refuse to even use the dispenser anymore...it's the good old Downy Ball for me.

I hope this works for you, as I know this situation is very irritating

Posted on May 31, 2009

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