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My expensive lg washer makes my cloths smell

I bought my lg washer over 1 year ago and from day 1 it makes my cloth smell mildew. I complain to the store pc richard and they sold me cleaner tablets it did not work fed up I soent a lot of money for my cloth to smell horrible

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Water is staying in the drum because it does not have the ability to pump put all the water. The only fix to this is after every cycle, take the little drain hose located near the bottom of the unit where you have to remove the cover, and take out the plug and drain into a small trash can. You will get about 4 cups water out of the machine. If this water is left overnight, it starts to mildew and will be washed over your next load. It's a design flaw, but this is the only solution. And one other suggestion, after you are finished washing clothes for the day and after you've drained out the remaining water, leave the door open overnight for the moisture in the unit to dry out.

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