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Tips to Cure the Washer Stink

Front loading washer are prone to mold and bacteria growth if not maintained properly. Even if your washer already stinks, these tips will help keep your washer from stinking and prevent the stink from happening.
1. Use the recommended amount of soap or less
Front loaders only need 1-2 tablespoons of detergent, not 1/2 cup. Using too much detergent will cause build up which is the perfect food for mold.
2. Use Vinegar as Fabric Softener
Regular fabric softener also causes build up in the washer. Using vinegar instead helps to clear build up in addition to softening clothes. Vinegar will not make your clothes or washer smell like pickles, I promise.
3. Check the Filters and Hoses
Build up not only occurs in the drum but in the drainage hoses as well. The washer can appear clean but still smell because of the hoses. Regularly check the washer drain filter for potential clogs. When the drain is clogged, mold and bacteria can grow causing your washer to smell.

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