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Foul smell inn LG Washer

My LG steam washer leaves all my clothes with humid smell. It does not matter how much fabric softner I use. Or how many times I drain the washer with clorox When solution does this have?

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You need to remove the inner wash drum and clean out the outer drum of ALL the soap and softener in the outer drum so it can drain properly, as it has started growing mold/mildew in the outer drum,also while it is out clean the door seal boot and make sure the drain boot hole is clear too that drains to the outer drum so it can all go down the drain,then put it back together and hot wash an empty tub in hot water and bleach

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