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Bad smell inside my washer

I have a bad smell of maybe mildew inside my washer. I use my washer daily. The smell also gets on my clothes. Please help me resolve this problem.

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Washer Magic Its a special cleaner they sell at most appliance retail stores (probably not walmart or lowes) please rate my advice>>>

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