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Clothes smell from Kenmore Front Loader

I have a Kenmore top loader high efficiency washer that I've had for 4 months. The clothes come out with a strange musty smell, especially on towels or on things that are dried and then wet again. This is just not right!!!

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Run 3 cups of bleach on high water setting with hot selected as water temp, repeat as ness to eleminate odor

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