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We have a Hotpoint washer model VBSR2080WOWW purchased 2001. Problem is that clothes often don't smell fresh at end of cycle. There is a musty or mildewy odor or sometimes they have body odor. Problem is mainly with towels. Sometimes clothes smell fresh but often not. what to do or check for?

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You have too much body fat built up in the hoses and main barrel what you need to do is run it with pure hot water and put a dish washer cleaner fluid in the wash this will destroy all residue that has built up in your washer that is rotting as it sits.

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