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Terrible smell in washing machine

My washing machine (Bosch Maxx front loader) stood for a while with the door closed and now has a terrible smell when you open the door. Please tell me what I can use to flush out this smell.
I have used a mixture of bleach and soap powder, but this has not helped at all.
Thank you!
Theresa

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  • colbysmom709 Jul 15, 2008

    I have a Bosch 500 Nexxt Series and it has a terrible mildew like smell. I have been leaving the door open which helps a bit, but if I do a load in the morning, and then go to dry it in the afternoon - I have to re-wash the laundry because it stinks. Any suggestions please!!

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I used white vinegar in the machine and did a full wash.
I am subsequently not using a softener in the machine as I have found out that this is what caused the smell.
I now use white vinegar instead of softener and this has solved the problem.

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