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Mildrew, stale water smell in laundry

I have a Frigidaire Front Load Washer (Gallery Series) and the laundry comes out with a mildew/stale water smell. I took the discharge hose off to see if the water was not draining completely out and it had a rancid smell to it with a little water in it. I repeated this same process about 6 months ago and it helped for a short period of time, but it started doing it again. I also have to clean the rubber seal on the door after each wash or else grime starts to collect. This only makes me wonder how clean my clothes are truly getting.

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Run a very hot wash on your machine with no load

Fill a bucket with a strong solution of soda crystals and pour it into the machine first

Add some more crystals to the soap dispenser

Use an old fashioned soap powder for a couple of washes as well and reduce the load slightly

Modern soap powders do not contain certain bleaches and soda and the 40 degree wash leaves body fats and oils inside which cause odours

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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Keep the drain pump clean on a regular basis. Run the "AFFRESH" product through the machine on a regular basis.

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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