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Try to clean the strainer. Without knowing more about your washer, it is difficult to give you exact information so bear with me. If it is a top loader, there may be a strainer/filter inside the agitator cone. Pull out the softener dispenser, and clean the strainer beneath it. If it is a front loader, there is usually a strainer just before the pump. This is usually found by removing the lower kick panel and opening a screwed lid just before the pump. Caution here though, there will be water. It is also best to perform this with the washer unplugged. Once you have located and cleaned your strainer, run an empty load on your hottest setting with bleach, followed by another empty load on your hottest setting with just water. Hopefully, this will get your wash smelling better!
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