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The washer has the bad smell, how do I take it apart to clean the filter?

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The smell maybe coming from the filter and filter cap assembly. www.techray1.com click on the guru guy and use the drop down menus to pick the parts needed. You may also check the drip pan for mold and debris kindly please rank me if this helped

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