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Mildew smell in my toploading Admiral

Everytime I use this washer ist smells of mildew, even after using bleach. is the a cleaning process I should be doing or a water pan that needs to be emptied. I hate this washer because of this. I bought a top loader with the idea I would not have this issue.

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yes it could . If you are trying to pump the water 7 feet or more above the floor then it will at the end of the cycle get air into the drain hose causing cavatation, the result when the machines stops is the water running back down the drain hose back into the tub and that is what causes the musty smell.
Lower the drain if possible

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