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The problem with front load washers is they don't use enough water to rinse the load or flush out the soap and dirty residue. I fixed my washer by increasing the amount of water in the fill cycle, and by taking off all the hoses inside the washer and cleaning them with bleach. Now my towels come out smelling like they should and in about 1 month's worth of laundry the hoses still look clean as when it was new. Another tip is to leave the door stand open after the last load. All the water does not drain after the rinse cycle so leaving the door open helps it to evaporate out.

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Cutting back on the soap is the biggest issue. following the soap cap is far too much

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Maytag is not american anymore. You will have the same problems. Front load maintenence 101.

dont use natural or green detergents that are plant oil based. Use HE detergent only, powder is preferable. Leave the door open for 24 hours after the last wash load is done. mildew can not grow in the absence of moisture. Once a month run the washer empty with 2 cups of bleach on the hottest setting possible. If you dont do this from day 1, you may have to do it several times to get rid of the built up gunk.

last tip, and the most important. dont use too much detergent. HE washers use much less water than a regular washer. If you put a ton of soap in there, it will build up over time because your washer doesnt use enough water to rinse it out. If you start a load of laundry with no soap, but you see bubbles in the water, it means you have too much soap residue in your washer.

use good quality detergent. Save money by using less of it, not by using cheap detergent. Unless your clothes are really dirty, you can safely use half of the recommended amount.

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How much HE detergent is used can vary from household to household, depending on such factors as water softness level, soil level of clothing, load size, etc. Because excessive suds can cause build up in the machine, leading to decreased cleaning performance, odor and damage to parts, reduce the amount of detergent if sudsing occurs. How do you know when you have gotten all the soap out? Try extra rinse and make use of custom program to perform additional rinse.

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If dish washer salt compartment available fill with the special salt meant for dish washers.

Check rinse aid compartment and fill rinse aid. Or use two in one soap tablet.

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For low water volume - or "Trickling" effect...

1. Turn off the water supply to both hoses.
2. Remove hoses (one at a time so you don't get them confused)
3. On the washer side - look for a removeable screen inside wher you just removed the hose.
4. Using a small screwdriver - pop out the screen and reverse-flush it/clean it. It will likely be full of sediment and calcium deposits from your pipes.
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6. Re-fit the hose to the machine.
7. Turn on water supply valves.
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what you are seeing is suds getting back onto the clothes. make sure you are using HE type soap and not using too much of it.
if you are seeing suds inside the unit, when it is running, then it will "re-deposite" dirty soap residues back onto the clothes.
you need to run a rinse and spin cycle or even a heavy duty cycle with hot water to rinse out any soap that is left in the unit.
not a major problem, just use it differently and it will be ok.

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when you are having an odor, it is from using the wrong soap or too much of the right soap.
you need to be using "HE" type soap and dont use too much. what you are smelling is soap residues that are not getting rinsed out from the unit.
they do make a special cleaning tablet called "affresh" and it is designed to clean out these residues.
also your washer will have a " brush" type device around the front of outertub where the inner tub meet.
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