Really enjoy all the responses to washer smells and would just like to say that I had a maytag
toploader that got destroyed in the flood, but I had got about 20yr. service out of it without any problems. Now I have a GE front loader and the man that installed it, told me to leave the door open after each wash to keep from smelling. Its only been a month but no smell so far, but thanks for all the tips in case it should begin to smell.