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LG stinks too

I have the same problem, I have to run and empty load with bleach (what a waste of energy!!!!!!!) and leave the door open all the time. Poor design!!!!!

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    Thanks, I'll give this a try.

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It is not a poor design its the way we have gone re washing clothes

Old machines washed hotter and with more additives in the powders.

Try using a good strong mix of soda crystals in hot water , pour that into the wash before you switch it on and do a hot wash without any soap powder

Use old fasioned powders for a couple of weeks and do a hot wash once a month with the soda

The constant cool washes leave body fats from the clothing inside the machine as there is no real heat to melt them and no soda in the washing powder anymore to unstick them from the surfaces .

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