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There is an odour coming from our auto top loader washer we purchased in 2005 model #lxr7244pq0 after it has been used and has sat idle overnite. What do you suggest??

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A lot of people don't use chlorine bleach much any more ..see a lot more complaint of odor that did 20 yrs ago best solution fill with hot water pour in 2-3 cups old fashion clorax let agitate untill thoroughly mixed shut off let sit 30-45 min or longer restart and let finish cycle ..leave lid open between use if possible and do clean every few months if odor starts agin or use bleach more often

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