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My washer has an odor like mildewing clothes, but I can't find any.

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TIDE MAKES A PACKET OF CLEANER USED TO DEODORIZE FRONT LOADER MACHINES. USE IT 1 EVERY TWO WEEKS AND YOU WILL NEVER HAVE THAT PROBLEM AGAIN

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All front loaders are good for that, none of the manufactures have really found a solution to clothes stinking like that

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