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There is a very strong musty smell from the washing machine. I have tried a hot wash with vinegar and alternatively bi carb soda and it has not helped in fact it is worse.

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you can try a cup of white vinegar running in a hot cycle alone.  if that does not do it or you want another possibility, k-mart and sears sell a product called washer magic and it works fairly well...  try doing this about once ever 2 months or so and it will reduce the oder greatly.

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