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Mildew Smell There is a strong smell of mildew inside the machine after doing a load. What to do?

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  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2008

    It's crazy. I've had the service co out many times and they basically say, tough luck. I run a sanitation cycle weekly, leave the door and detergent door open when not in use, and wipe out after each use. So much work for a machine that is supposed to make my life easier. I would never buy a whirlpool again.

  • 5tigers Mar 08, 2008

    I've had the same problem. My washer is in the garage and I live in a humid area. I experience the problem when I've left clothes too long in the washer. I run a quick cycle with just bleach. Then I leave the door open (or cracked) between loads so that it will dry on the inside.



    Periodically wash your whites with bleach and this will help too.

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Let me add...I was having a problem with the washer draining. I followed these instructions http://www.fixya.com/support/r385845-checking_drain_pump_in_whirlpool_duet from this website. I found two socks and they were extremely mildewed and the junk that came out smelled. It may be worth it to check and see if there is something in the pump. It wasn't very hard to do. Let me reiterate something that was mentioned...if your washer is not in a garage or somewhere you don't mind a good bit of smelly water leaking out...definitely use a shop vac first.

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Probably not mildew, but in fact a build up of fabric softener and detergent. make sure to use only HE (high efficency) detegent. new product just hit market called AFFRESH. Reccomended by whirpool to clean out residue and odors.

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