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I have a frigidaire front load washer, it and the clothes stink.

I have a frigidaire front load washer. The inside of the washer and my clothes stink. What can I do? I have tried several things: Changing the water temperature, several products and nothing seems to work. Is it defective.

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No, it probably just needs to be cleaned.

google "how to clean washer pump filter" - there's a couple of videos on youtube. (if you're lucky, your model will have an access door, if not, you unbolt the lower access panel to get at it.)

it's easy to do, and very effective. (there's no point "deodorizing" a pile of rotting lint, when you can remove it and solve the problem.)

this should be in the owner's manual of every front-loading washer, under "maintenance", but it ain't!

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I have read that using Nu Fresh in a few of your loads will take care of this problem.

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