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Empty cycle of wash.


First EMPTY CYCLE load:
- 2 cups vinegar with 1/2 cup powdered dishwashing soap (Dawn)

Second EMPTY CYCLE load
- 1/2 cup non bleach "powdered" dish washing soap (Dawn) for automatic dishwashers
- 1 cup bleach

Return to regular washing with FIRST load being dark clothing

Recommend the above once every 90 days.

If problem is still present after the above the sump that has the pump inlet hose attached to it in the bottom of the washer under the wash tub will have to be manually cleaned.

Kelly

Posted on May 05, 2010

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    Kelly May 05, 2010

    NEVER MIX BLEACH AND VINEGAR it is toxic and will produce a hazardous chlorine gas. That is why your doing 2 cycles vs 1.



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    Kelly May 07, 2010

    I would like some feedback on how successful or unsuccessful your rid myself of the moldy and musty smell washing machine cleaning evolution went. I have has great success myself over the years and hope that it was successful for you.



    Thanks,



    Kelly

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    Kelly May 07, 2010

    Let me know if it worked for you.



    Kelly

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    Kelly May 13, 2010

    Hi, I am still looking for any feedback on the resolution of your smelly clothes question. Has the suggestion I provided worked for you? The suggestion in solution #2 is also good for long term maintenance after you perform the steps I provided.



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    Kelly May 13, 2010

    You will continue to get solutions via email if you do not accept a solution. That is how the FixYa site operates. I have asked several times if the solution(s) have worked for you with no response. There will be other experts in the future providing solutions until one is accepted. I just really want to help you get rid of the smelly / moldy clothes issue. There are other steps that we can discuss if the original solutions did not work. No one wants clothes that do not smell clean.



    Thanks for using FixYa.



    Kelly





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Here are some tips I put together for this. Let me know if this helps.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4621314-odor_from_towels_or_clothes_washer

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