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Stinky Washer Every time we wash a load this awful moldy smell fills the house.

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  • designgirl01 Aug 23, 2008

    We have this too as well as now it won't even work it has several error codes popping up and Sears will do nothing even though there are tons of people experiancing problems with this extremely expensive washer.

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We had that problem too...  we ran a load with just bleach (about 1 cup) and white vinegar (about 1 1/2 cups) poured directly into the washer with hot water and it seemed to help, but this does need to be repeated about once a month or so...

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