My Washing Machine Smells Musty. How Can I Get Rid Of The Smell?


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Fred Jones Profile
Fred Jones answered
You can use bleach but very little. Use a couple caps full of bleach, just enough to kill the smell along with your detergent.

If the washing machine smells anyway, I would look into why water would be staying in the machine. I have left clothes in a machine for a couple days and have not had this type of problem. Sounds like you may have other problems that need to be fixed.
Pamela Krueger Profile
Pamela Krueger answered
I find by rewashing them again with regular detergent and half-cup vinegar will take the smell away. The baking soda as mentioned also works.
Winter Profile
Winter answered
The best thing to do is wash them over again if you don't want to risk bleaching the clothes or you can put baking soda in the(arm in hamor)
Jolynn Ziegler Profile
Jolynn Ziegler answered
I use this special product you can buy at clubs such as Sam's etc. It's called Odoban and 1 capful does the trick in a load of clothes. Try it you'll like it.
Sandi Profile
Sandi answered
Turn machine to rinse cycle and add a cupful of bleach and it should smell fresh and to keep the fresh smell keep the door open a few inches. I have a front loading machine and sometimes I would throw kitchen towels in the machine and leave them and wash at a later date and when washed they would smell musty, the GE service guy told me the above info. Hope this helps.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
If you have an LG front loading wash machine than this is a design error. The water never fully drains and most likely you will find a gooey mold mess inside the doors rubber. Clean the rubber after every load you run and always leave the door open in between washes.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Vinegar and baking soda
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Try using one and a half cups of bleach and wash on hot water on the largest cycle for the longest cycle this, should work.

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