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Have a new front loading frigidaire gltf2940fs1, and it has a very nasty musty smell... how do we get rid of it... have tried a load with just bleach, to no avail, even leave door propped open to dry out...

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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. .
Pull the rubber door seal back and clean the mold off .
Affresh is recommended by some manufacturers. You run it through a wash cycle with it.

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