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Washer smells bad - musty

I keep the washing machine door open when not in use, to reduce mold. I wipe down the door seal to remove moisture. I have cleaned the filters - nothing there. I moved the washer to make sure there wasn't a leak, none noted. But it smells bad. Very musty. We do have hard water and I do add vinegar occassionally to the wash. Any suggestions?

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Smell are normally due to 3 culprits
low temp wash , liquid soap , moisture

affresh washer cleaner may be worth a try

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Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote about the stinky washer problem..this will give you some ideas about what else you can do...

Stop Washing Machine Smell, Mold, and Mildew
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3993813-stop_washing_machine_smell_mold_mildew

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