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Clothes stink 1 our clothes smell bad 2 the fabric softner releases when you start the wash cycle. The clothes do not smell fresh like fabric softner. They smell musty and not clean. This has been that way since we got the machine 3 years ago. It is very irritating to buy laundry detergent and fabric softner and our clothes do not smell like either.

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You can use Affresh to clean your front loader. Deposits of soap and other such things can be stuck around the inside tub of your washer. Try this product, it works great on all front loaders. Use very hot water with the Affresh pellet with no clothes and run the machine through a cycle. Also helps with any stagnant water smells. Put the Affresh pellet inside the machine, not in the soap dispenser.

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