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My front load LG Washer has a mildew/musty odor. I have taken great care of this washer since the purchase in September 2004. I cannot get rid of this odor and now it is in my clothes. I have been using spray Lysol to kill the odor (which only lasts through one load of clothes). What is the solution, other than purchasing a new top loading washer?

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Make about 3 quarts of boiling water on the stove. Pour one cup of bleach, and a few capfuls of pine sol into the washer (just pour them directly into the washer through the front door.) Now, if you have a faucet near the washer, turn on the hot water until the water is hot- then turn it off.

Now start a "hot" load, and after the water starts to fill, pause it, and add the really hot stove water. This will raise the water level high enough to wash off all the gunk that has built up between the spinning inner barrel of the washer and the outer barrel in which it sits.

For future reference... only use HE detergent, never use liquid fabric softener, always take the clothes out as soon as possible after the load is finished, and leave the door open when you are done.

Front loaders are kind of known for this problem.

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