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How do I take out this stinky smell out of my clothes?

I have had my front loader washer and dryer for about 2 yrs. now and just recently our colored clothes have been smelling like I have been leaving them in the washer for a day or two (you know that mildwey smell)
Anyway I have tried EVERYTHING!!! I leave the door open wide so the inside of washer dries better, I have let the washer run alone with just bleach, I have let it wash alone with just baking soda, alone with vinegar also. I am running out of options here.
Can you help me please?
Thanks Ladies!!!


Asked by Anonymous at 3:33 PM on Oct. 1, 2010 in Home & Garden

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Answers (7)
  • They sell little cleanser tabs like the ones for dishwashers for washing machines. ALso fabric softner will clog up your washing machine. So been there, so I use the Purex sheets instead.

    Answer by mamacita69930 at 3:44 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • You can buy a specific cleaner for washing machines. Try that..... Front load washing machines are prone to mold issues. Did you check the seal around the door (inside the ring flap)? Good luck!

    Answer by sherribeare at 3:37 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • She probably uses bleach with her whites so they don't smell. She can't bleach the colored clothes, so they smell.

    Answer by mompam at 3:38 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Are you washing on cold?

    Answer by UpSheRises at 3:35 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • I have heard of this problem with front loaders before. Can you wash is with bleach and a sponge? I don't know, good luck!!

    Answer by mompam at 3:36 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • I am confused. How can it be just the colored clothes?
    How can you use bleach on the colore clothes?
    Does the washer do the drying?
    No idea what is going on.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 3:37 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Run a load in CLR with no clothes in it.

    Answer by Massey2 at 3:37 PM on Oct. 1, 2010