Run a small box of baking soda through the machine using hot water. then run a rinse with a cup of vinegar and hot water. Leave top open and air dry. always leave top up to air dry after you finish doing laundry.
I sprinkle a little baking soda in the bottom of the tub & leave the lid open until next load & never had a problem.
washer was here when we bought the house,I couldn't believe the musty wet smell coming from the washer.
above baking soda does the trick.
Hi Deborah - 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
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If it's a front loader the smell is probably coming from the rubber gasket around the front. Pull back the edge of it and you will see a lot of gunk in there. Clean it with a good cleaner followed by vinegar. Do this regularly.