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That depends, have you left cloths in it wet for an extended period of time? If so it could be bacteria selecting a large load and placing the temperature on hot and adding bleach to the water should fix this. If it smells like sewer gas this could be because there is the trap seal in the "P" trap has no water in it. This could happen if the trap is not vented properly. In other words a plumbing problem. try poring some water in to the trap slowly after the machine stopes if you can get to it.
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