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My Whirlpool Estate Top Load washing machine is less than a year old. The last few months it has begun to smell really bad between washings. I leave the lid up but that doesn't help. The clothes don't smell bad but the washer does, especially the agitator. What is causing this and how do I remedy it? Thanks!

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Chances are there is mold forming in the outer tub, put two cups of bleach in the tub, set the water level at highest setting and run it in heavy wash mode. Do not add any laundry, that should help kill the mold that is causing the smell.

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