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Model No. 22632

There is a moldy odor coming from in side the the machine. Is there a filter or trap of sorts that could cause lint or fibers to get caught up in the washer that could cause this?

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  • cecsmom Nov 15, 2008

    I have the same odor problem and my dark clothes are constantly covered with lint.

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Okay
Seams like this washers has the same problem lets try to fixya. check the

Moldy at the front-loading washing machine these where it is,

look for mold inside the large rubber ring (the seal) at the opening of the washer and it's hard to scrub off, even with bleach.
Try this then used Affresh at list for 2 or 3 weeks,

good luck

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