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Hammertime
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Stinky washing machine remedies

My damn washing machine smells like mildew, and it makes all of my clothes smell the same when I take them out. I use Tide and dryer sheets, but it still smells. Renting the house, so am not gonna get a new one.


Things I have tried unsuccessfully:

Leaving it alone and hope it goes away
Washing it a bunch of times on hot and nothing in there
Doing the same with bleach 3 or 4 times
Spraying febreeze in it



Do you think the drain is clogged up or something? Once I figure out what the actual problem is, are there any easy fixes? Can I just use some sort of chemical to get it smelling right?


Powerman
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Washing it a bunch of times on hot and nothing in there

Throw some baking soda in there


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TypoKnig
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Is it front loading or top loading?


Popcorn
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Washing machine cleaner.

Try the Clorox version (good for regular and HE) and then Tide makes some too.


Hammertime
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Is it front loading or top loading?
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Try the Clorox version (good for regular and HE) and then Tide makes some too.
I remember looking for this about a year ago and never found it. Do I need to go to a hardware store or something?


LEASTBAY
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I have some tablets its called Refresh I think. I have the top load HE machine but it stays pretty clean


Jcorye1
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Vinegar always worked for me.


BottomlandBrew
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Ammonia. And please don't add bleach as well unless you feel like dying.


Hammertime
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Ammonia. And please don't add bleach as well unless you feel like dying
Did this when I was a kid trying to clean my shoes. I thought my lungs were tearing into pieces


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Mr Fusion
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tell your landlord?


ninthward
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I had the same problem it.is from using excessive soap bacteria can live in the soap residue I actually took my washer apart and scrub out all the funk
Adding more cleaners just made it worse


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Hammertime
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tell your landlord?
I don;t like bothering him with stupid little problems. Only thing I have had him fix in 3.5yrs is the HVAC. His last tenant would ask him to change light bulbs
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I had the same problem it.is from using excessive soap bacteria can live in the soap residue I actually took my washer apart and scrub out all the funk Adding more cleaners just made it worse
Too much soap? Does the foam just sit there and rot? Shouldn't it all drain out with the water?


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Sir Drinksalot
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Half a gallon of vinegar in a hot wash (no clothes) should do the trick.


Hammertime
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apples
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Gonna try Vinegar, Ammonia, and the cleaner tomorrow.



toolpush
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Our top loader had the same issue. Dealer said the cause is the door gasket. It stays wet after clothes are washed and if you keep the door closed when not in use it seals the tub off not allowing the gasket to dry causing it to mildew. Leaving the door open when not in use should stop the smell. If not, you may have to change the gasket.


LSUtigerME
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Posted by toolpush
Our top loader had the same issue. Dealer said the cause is the door gasket. It stays wet after clothes are washed and if you keep the door closed when not in use it seals the tub off not allowing the gasket to dry causing it to mildew. Leaving the door open when not in use should stop the smell. If not, you may have to change the gasket.


This. We started leaving door slightly open on our front loader, and it really helped. Also cleaning residue around and beneath the gaskets regularly.
This post was edited on 11/17 at 12:36 pm


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Tiger in NY
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I have some tablets its called Refresh I think. I have the top load HE machine but it stays pretty clean


Yes. I have a top loading HE machine as well, and you can run it with Refresh. Also, leave the top open after you do a load to let it dry. Simple solution to a common problem.


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Ortho Reb
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If it's a front load, you need to wipe down the rubber part around the opening. It gets a lot of mildew, that's why it smells.


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JDM1992
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This post was edited on 2/17 at 1:01 pm


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3xlsugrad
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Half a gallon of vinegar in a hot wash (no clothes) should do the trick.
This.


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