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Bad Musty Moldy Odor in Washer

We have had a bad musty moldy odor emanate from our ultrasense washer for quite some time. Is there anyway to rid it?

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After you get rid of the mildew leave the door open allowing the machine to air dry between uses.

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Run a wash on the highest temperature, and add some vinegar into it. May do this more than one time. Be strict to wash on the higest temp some times in the month.

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