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I have an affinity washer that has an odor and my clothes come out smelling bad. I don't leave clothes in for any period of time. If they stay in for even a couple of hours, I have to rewash because the smell is so bad. If you open the washer after it has not been used for some time, it still smells bad. I never experienced this with any other washer.

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You have a build up of undesolved soaps in the system. Do 2 hot washes twice a day for maybe 3 days without washing in and no soap. Old soap needs to be desolved and drained away. See if there is a difference. Note, Put only 1/2 of the soap in and work from there.

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The following link explains some of the common causes of front loader washer odors and how to minimize or prevent them from coming back:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608512-getting_rid_front_loader_mildew_odor

The number one cause, is associated with leaving the washer door shut all the time. The manufacturer recommends that you leave the door OPEN between washes to allow the wash tub to air out. This can prevent the build up of mold and mildew and will also minimize any odors that may develop.

There is ALWAYS residual water remaining in the drain pump and drain lines. This is NORMAL. Since this is the low point of the drainage system, water will always stay in this area. Leaving the door open will allow the washer to air out and prevent this water from becoming stagnant. In addition, the drain pump reservoir can collect dirt and debris over time. Periodically checking the reservoir will minimize odors. There is a follow on link provided that explains how to access and clean the drain pump.

Only use HE detergent. Using the wrong type of deteregent, or too much detergent can cause the build up of soap scum. Soap scum can also contribute to odor problems. Using regular detergent in these High Efficiency washers will also void any existing warranty you may have.

Read through the link provided and let me know if you have any questions. If the link does not take you directly to the instructions I provided, copy and paste the link to your web browser. I hope you find this information helpful.

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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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Check the hoses to make sure there are no leaks or standing water behind. Try running a cycle or two of vinegar water and baking soda water to kill any mildew that might be in the tub.
New washers often give off an odor described as a burning match or electrical smell. This is normal and is caused by the "wearing in" of clutch shoes and the heating of new paint on the motor windings.
Older washer odors are usually caused by leaving the washer lid closed when not in use. This does not allow air to circulate and dry out the moisture remaining in tub area. The air and moisture mixture becomes stagnant and creates an odor. When washer is not in use, leaving the lid up/open for air circulation will help prevent odor.


To get rid of odors inside of washer follow the steps listed below:
  1. Fill the washer with hot water; set at regular speed & longest time.
  2. Add 3/4 cup of Calgon Clothes Detergent. (Baking soda can be substituted) .
  3. Allow washer to complete entire wash and rinse cycle.
  4. If odor lingers, repeat entire process.

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Run a load empty on the hottest setting with a cup of bleach.

Then, after finished using the machine each day, leave the door open for a few hours to allow the rubber seal to dry.

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glisten and affreash is the cleaning agents
besides this only way to get smell out is a complete inner and outter tub job but also try leaving both soap dispenser and door open for the air to dry up and vent the washing machine

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this will solve your problems

Affresh™ Washer Cleaning Kit Affresh™ Washer Cleaning Kit contains 3 Power Puck tablets and 6 Grit Grabber cloths. The tablets remove and prevents odor-causing residue that can occur in all brands of HE washers. Affresh™ cleaner is a formulated, slow-dissolve, foaming tablet that gets under residue, breaks it up, and washes it away leaving the washer smelling fresh and clean. Simply place one tablet in the wash basket (without clothes) and run a Normal Cycle (hot option) or Clean Washer Cycle. The Grit Grabber™ premoistened cloths have been formulated to penetrate, dissolve and remove odor-causing residue from the rubber door seal. Now consumers can clean where they can't reach with the Power Puck™ tablets and where they can with the Grit Grabber™ cloth. Affresh™ brand is environmentally friendly, safe on septic tanks, and safe for all washer components. Package includes three tablets. Part #W10194073 $10.99


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My water has been smelling of sulfur. The clothes I was end up smelling of BO after being worn for only a short time. It isnt that the person is smell it is the clothing. Is there something to be added to...


I found that WasherFresh worked better then the Affresh.  What I really did not like is you cannot touch the Affresh tablets, WasherFresh is contained in a pouch and is not harmful to touch, because of the disolving pouch containing the chemicals.  Also after reading the package the chemicals are not harmful to the environment.
WasherFresh removed the odor causing buildup and I now use it monthly as a preventive maintenance.

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Wet clothes should not be left in the washer over night as mold will develop and cause a moldy odor. You could run the load through a rinse cycle with fabric softener or baking soda to get rid of the odors.

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I also have had issues with a bad smelling LG Tromm 2277 washer when we leave the door closed after using it. One note on the LG site mentions that soap/scum buildup on the washer drum can encourage mold growth. They suggested running an empty wash load and then pause it after the water fills and add a hot tub cleaning product (Whirl Out - I got it at Lowe's) and restart the load. This stuff should help remove the soap scum and limit the smelly mold growth. My washer does not smell as bad after using it. I also have run an empty cycle with only bleach using the very hot sanitary load setting.

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