Hi Ginny, some washers have a clean mode just for them: https://www.today.com/series/how-often-should-you/how-clean-washing-machine-t20131
Ginny I was amazed to see in a relatives washing machine that she had black mold all around the inside top of the machine. Make sure you don't have anything like that.
Clean out the filter, Do a few loads using only washing machine descaler and then a wash using floral disinfectant.. It may not solve the problem but you machine will be cleaner inside ...........
Try the Tide washing machine cleaner: https://amzn.to/2DMKfa0
Hi ! Half full the washer with water( no clothes ! ) , then add some baking soda and white vinegar, then finish the cycle , if necessary repeat . Or you can by a washing machine cleaner / freshener called afresh . Good luck !
Run 1 cup hydrogen peroxide or lemon juice through the cleaning cycle. Then an empty cycle. If it persists, wipe down all gaskets with peroxide or white cleaning vinegar (it will kill mold spores). You might need to raise the cover to access wiping down gaskets.
Hi Ginny - 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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