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FRONT LOADER WREAKS LIKE MOLD...

I have used the HOTTEST of HOT washes with bleach, left the door ajar, etc... nothing helps.

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  • pbcapp Oct 03, 2009

    OKAY - I got my head in the washer, pulled that rubber ring back and found a rotting sock and lots of mold. Have been leaving the washer door WIDE open to thoroughly dry out, too. Never new I should have cleaned there before and should do it after every time using the washer. The smell is much better... we will see how long it lasts!!! :)

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I had same problem eventually the thing wouldn't go through a full cycle,I found a small piece of cloth was plugging off just before pump and letting water stand at bottom of washer which is what caused the water to stink.

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