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Has a bad oder - water seems to sit in the tubular connection. What do I do to remove the smell?

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  • mimi451 Oct 08, 2009

    The problem we are having is that the water is not completely being removed and it sits in the bottom of the machine and creating a stagnate, sewer smell.

    Any ideas?

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Their is a cleaning kit called affresh available at most lowes stores in the appliance department that if u follow the directions will help alleviate the problem. these units r sealed sysems and after u shut the door they do not breath, it would be like never cleaning your shower after using it and just shutting the door. follow the directions and make sure u repeat it about once a month. it might take two or three tries the first time to knock odour down, but it will come back without regular maint.

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  • jim barnes Oct 08, 2009

    their is some water sitting in the bottom of all these machines and if the environment it sits in is already musky it sours quite easily, try running the cleaning cycle to remove old buildup fron the basin first.

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