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My washer stinks like stagnate water how can I get the smell out of it? It is one of new Kenmore frount loading models.

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  • rgsmith08 Jul 18, 2009

    Yes it was I had thought of bleach but didn't think about rising the water ievel.

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U will need to disinfect your washer, the method below is the best short of buying special very toxic chemicals

1. Set the washing machine on the highest water level, temperature on hot and the wash cycle to normal.
2. Fill a gallon jug with hot tap water. Once the cycle begins, let it run for a minute or two, then stop the cycle, open the lid and slowly add the gallon of hot tap water. Don't overfill — you just want to raise the water level so that it is able to reach and clean the inside top rim.
3. Add 2 to 4 cups of household chlorine bleach and restart the cycle. In a couple of minutes, stop it again and just let it sit for at least 30 minutes. Afterward, let the cycle finish, and open the lid to air out the inside.

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