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Front-load steam washer smells like a stale sponge. How do you repair this? It is only a year old and was very expensive. The dryer works fine. Baking soad, vinegar, none of this helps. Thanks.

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Front loaders are known for building up mold and the smell.
It’s caused by using liquid detergent which is made from animal fat. Use powder. And use the minimum amount.
It’s caused by using fabric softener. Dilute it 50/50 with water.
It’s caused by the water remaining in the tub between washes. Leave the door open to allow it to dry. .
Pull the rubber door seal back and clean the mold off .
Affresh is recommended by some manufacturers. You run it through a wash cycle with it.

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