How to get rid of smell out of washer

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How to remove smell from washer

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  • Katterkat Katterkat on Apr 21, 2018
    Fill tub with hot water for a full wash. Add one cup of Bleach (or) Baking Soda w/Vinegar. Don't add Bleach to Vinegar.
    Agitate for about a minute to mix it. Let it soak for about an half hour. Add 1/4 laundry detergent and run a full cycle without clothes. If you want you can add a towel or 2 in the rinse cycle.
    That should take care of the smell.
    Warning do not add Bleach and Vinegar together.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 21, 2018
    https://www.hometalk.com/categories/clean/appliances/washing-machines
  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Apr 21, 2018
    FIrst remove any trapped lint and wash the rubber gasket with a mild bleach solution. There are a couple of beands of cleaners that you can run through the washer about once a month to stop the odour. Leave the washer door open to air it out in between washing.
  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Apr 21, 2018
    if it's a front loader, contact the mfg, they may offer you a rebate -- lots of problems with front loaders and odors -- also you can run a load of kitchen towels with white vinegar in place of bleach and that will help -- and TIDE make a Pod for that --- and always leave the door / lid open! regardless of model type
  • Edi15378569 Edi15378569 on Apr 21, 2018
    Use vinegar in a wash and from there on leave the door open just a little bit
  • Han11807599 Han11807599 on Apr 21, 2018
    Try setting the washer cycle for a large load, add a couple cups of bleach & let it run through it's normal cycle. Don't add any clothes while doing this, & set it on either cold or warm, I learned years ago from the health dept during a restaurant inspection that hot water kills the disinfecting properties of bleach.
  • Deb K Deb K on Apr 22, 2018
    Run a cycle of just beach or vinegar and never close the door all the way when it's not in use.
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