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Bed Smell The washing machine smell likes rotten eggs when I open it. This happens when the machine has not been used for 1 day. The machine is empty of clothes. ALso, the smell is awful when the machine begines the rinse cycle. Help!

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Re: Bed Smell

It has nothing to do with the rubber seal you're using too much soap and softner and it's building up inside the tub. Run the hotest wash you have without any clothes in the unit and add a little bleach. If you see bubbles in the water when it's running that's excess soap you're washing out. Do it over and over until the water stays clear and then start using less soap. It only needs about a tablespoon for a full load.

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Re: Bed Smell

This sounds like you need the rubber replacing around the drum that seals the door to stop it leakig when the washing machine is in teh spin cycle this gets hot and starts to smell this can get really bad and will eventually start to leak this can be replaced but you will need to get someone to do it for you as it is a big job shouldnt cost to much to get done but will be cheaper than replacing the whole machine hope this is some help................

Posted on Oct 30, 2007

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