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This kenmore washer makes my towels smell horrible this has been a problem for the two years I have had the washer. I can't take it anymore

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I had that problem with my Kenmore front loader washer, and found out it was because I was using liquid detergent. I switched to the HE power detergent, and the smelly towel problem went away.

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