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Laundry We have a front load washer. The clothes, particularly towels, don't smell clean when they come out of the washer. We are disappointed with the high efficiency washer we have (Kenmore Elite he4t). It just seems like it doesn't use enough water/soap to get them clean. We just came back from the beach and used the top loader they had at the beach house and the same towels smelled really clean.Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    I have the same problem. Same washer too.

    For the 1st year, everything was fine. Now my clothes always smell. Nothing seems to help. I wipe it down, leave the door open, use bleach, etc. Still, smelly clothes!

    I searched the web, seems a lot of people have this problem with this washer.



    I just sent Sear a plea for help. We'll see what they say.



    I suspect its time for a new washer. :(

  • margaret outlaw Dec 07, 2008

    I am having the same problem and my clothe are retaining stains especially my whites. Before i purchased this machine my laundry was so clean and fresh . My husband pitched a fit today about how bad this machine works. He is contemplating returning to a regular top loader.

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I had this same problem with TIDE HE detergent. I start using All HE rain scent and it works great!

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Try adding borox to your load. works wonders, especially with the stinky towels. PS always wash towels seperate

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Same problem with my front loader. You have to make sure to clean out the rubber trap in the front regularly. it seems to collect alot of hair and plug the drain hole. also it helps to leave the door open when you finish washing to further reduce the stagnant water smell. Use fabric softener for the towels!

hope that helps.

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