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Strange smelling towels - HE Frontloader

I have only had my frontloader for a few months but noticed right away that my towels never smell clean anymore. What should I do?

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  • lsdennison Jul 23, 2009

    Yes, we do have hard water. I don't know how it compares with other areas but we do not have a water softener.

  • lsdennison Jul 24, 2009

    No, I haven't. I read my owner's manual yesterday and I am supposed to run a cleaning cycle with bleach or commercial cleaner once each month. I will do this today. I have also been using vinegar in the fabric softener compartment for the last two days and that has seemed to make a difference. Thank you for your advice.

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I see this same problem every day in my job an a lot of times after u clean the unit it starts to smell again withen a few days .1 thing i sugest is that u always leave the door open after u use it , when u keep the door shut all the time the unit is basicly air tight so mildew an mold can grow very fast . you will still hafta use the clean cycle but just not as often hope that helps

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Try running the washer with detergent and a box of baking soda--no clothes--and HOT water. Do you have very hard water in your area?

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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I leave the door open when not in use and I also do not leave any wet laundry in the washer.....that has solved my problem

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Do you clean your washer with affresh once a month to remove mildew. All the water in a front loader does not drain out do to tub being on it side so if you run your washer on clean washer or sanitary cycle with affresh tablet or just bleach it should get rid of smell.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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