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Disgusting odor I have tried bleach, vinager &soda, lemon, never close door between loads....I do not seem to be the only person with is moldy problem...My clothes especially towels smell awful

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I had the same problem, except it wasn't just towels. It was everything. I did some research and found that this is a common problem and nothing a tech can fix. I was about to go out this weekend and spend $1000 on a new washer because I couldn't use this washer on my clothes anymore. I did one more search for a solution and THANK GOODNESS found a solution on another site. A woman had the same problem and, after much trouble, someone at Best Buy finally told her to never use liquid detergent in the machine, not even HE. So I cleaned the inside of my machine, around the door, the rubber seal, etc. I ran the tub clean cycle with bleach and vinegar. The smell was gone and I have been using powder Tide ever since, and the smell hasn't come back!!!!!

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  1. We had the same problem and only with towels. We then tried HE soap in the soap area, Clorox Bleach in the bleach area and Downy in the Fabric softener area, and set the cycle to "Sanitize." The cycle takes two hours but our towels smell great now!

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Find a product called Washer Magic.

http://www.amazon.com/Summit-Brands-WM06N-Washer-Laundry/dp/B000LF5VMQ

In addition to the things you mentioned above, Use ONLY HE detergent (the mildew eats leftover soap residue) and always remove the clothes immediately after every load. That's the best advice there is.

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With the front loaders DO NOT use liquid detergent... since I switched to powder detergent it never smells ..

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We had this too and only on the towels. We put Downy in the fabric softener area, HE soap in the soap area and Clorox Bleach in the Bleach area and washed the towels on Sanitize--takes two hours, but they smell great and solved our problem.

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