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Admiral Washer smells like mildew

My clothes smell like mildew, is my washer not draining all the way leaving water sitting to smell like mildew? How high should the drain pipe be for outlet? Would it being to high make the washer not drain completely?

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Yes it could . If you are trying to pump the water 7 feet or more above the floor then it will at the end of the cycle get air into the drain hose causing cavatation, the result when the machines stops is the water running back down the drain hose back into the tub and that is what causes the musty smell.
Lower the drain if possible

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You can try cleaning the tub with vinegar and baking soda.
To clean the tub:
This should be done every three months. Set the washing machine on hot, and if there's a setting for extra dirty clothes, choose that. Let the tub fill with water, then add 3 cups of white distilled vinegar and a 1/2 cup of baking soda. When the tub begins to drain, advance the cycle to spin. After the cycle ends, set the washing machine to cold and run another cycle.
Good Luck.

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