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Mildew Smell I just bought a new LG front loading washer (LG WM2496H). It has a mildew smell that I cannot get rid of. I've tried the tub cleaning cycle and several loads of wash with bleach. I like the way it washes and the fact that it saves water but I cannot deal with the mildew odor in my house. Any ideas before I return it?

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Re: Mildew Smell

I have no idea if this will actually work, I have never tried it myself, but a guy I worked with on washing machines years ago used to swear by putting 3 DISHWASHER tablets in the drum and then running the hottest cycle that the machine would run (White cottons 90 degrees if you have it).

Any of you have a dishwasher and want to try throwing 3 tablets into the washing machine and reporting back on the result?

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