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My Whirlpool Cabrio smells like mildew and that smell is getting on my clothes. I wash the washing machine with special bleach for h.e. machines but nothing helps. What can I do?

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I was just researching this and also an LF error code. I have this problem also. I think we need to contact Maytag. I have been very disappointed in this washer. It can't do any bedding without error codes no matter what and how I load it. I have this smell problem also if you get an answer please let me know!!. Help Maytag!

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Try using a bottle of vinegar.

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  • susanmluby Sep 30, 2010

    On the Whirlpool Cabrio models, there is a "clean washer" setting...have you tried using that?

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You can try a washer cleaner called Affresh found at many local retailers, as well as online at the link below.

http://www.affresh.com/#/home

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