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Washer smell we've had this washer for a couple of years and it's great, but it has started to get a smell. we have tried some products to completely rinse out the system and we are also ensuring we are not using too much detergent (using HE detergent only). some have said that too much detergent invites fungal growth. has anyone found a magic bullet to completely flush out and sterilize the system?

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I have the same problem with my maytag froint end load washer...the smell is getting worse, I leave the door cracked slightly and wipe the inside out after washes. Ive heard lots of people are having the smae problem. check consumer reports website and let the place where you bought it know about your problem.

Posted on Oct 16, 2007

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The easy way it completely wash out a washer is by taking your soap dispenser out washing it and pouring bleach into the machine through the dispenser put on a full programme after it has finished you will have to put the washer on a full programme again with nothing in it and no more bleach this will flush the system out of the bleach so it should not stain your clothing but 1 other item you will need to check and that is your door seal if you close your door after each wash then what happens is it stays wet which gets moist on it a this starts to get mouldy and then starts to smell you will need to change your door seal, never close your washers door totally this will prevent this from happening again

Posted on Aug 19, 2007

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