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My Maytag stinks! Literally! It smells like mold or a cesspool. What could be causing this? Is there something i should be cleaning that I'm not that could be causing this odor?

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This is normally a build up of dirt within drum....You could try boil wash on its own or buy a cleaning agent for that purpose/ also check sink is clean @ drain hose end. this can cause problems..Happy wash days....Good luck

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Front loaders are known for building up mold and the smell.
It's caused by using liquid detergent which is made from animal fat. Use powder. And use the minimum amount.
It's caused by using fabric softener. Dilute it 50/50 with water.
It's caused by the water remaining in the tub between washes. Leave the door open to allow it to dry. .
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