Lblanco....I just run an empty load with bleach and detergent. Works for me!
here is a great idea - https://www.hometalk.com/9488844/how-to-clean-the-washing-machine-without-harsh-chemicals
Let bleach sit for 1 hour and then run through normal wash cycle. Run a rinse cycle and repeat with vinegar.
Vinegar is what I have always used. Bleach is horribly toxic and prefer not to use chemicals. See if these help.
Afgfresh is a great product ... Toss a tablet into machine and run a cycle. I use every couple of months.
This is a great step-by step article on how to clean your washing machine and get the stinky smells out - regardless of whether it's HE, top or front loading. Hope this helps and happy laundry day! Hugs, Holly
PS - We have a FREE eBook with recipes for all of my homemade and all-natural cleaners. You can download it here --> https://pinkfortitude.com/thank#GreenClean
These two useful sources will help you out -
Taking care of your washing machine for longevity. https://www.mr10.in/tips-for-washing-machine-care/
If your washing machine stinks then here is what you can do to fix it.