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Front load washer...musty smelling clothes after drying

We have had it for 9 months. It doesn't have any visible mold. The washer itself doesn't have a funky smell but once the clothes are dry, they have a musty smell to them.


Oh, and we do run a sanitize cycle about every other week with the whites.


Asked by Jademom07 at 10:13 PM on Nov. 23, 2010 in Home & Garden

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Answers (12)
  • Try vinegar

    Answer by itsallabtthem84 at 9:52 PM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • I have the answer for this!! When you are done washing your clothes, you are supposed to leave the washer door open until the inside dries completely. If you don't the mildew builds up inside.

    Answer by Kelli1012 at 10:48 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • Try vinegar? Just and idea!


    Answer by jem102675 at 10:15 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • Yup, add vinegar to the wash. Make sure to use dryer sheets and not leave the clothing in there after they're finished. Maybe spray with febreeze while folding too.

    Answer by txdaniella at 10:17 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • We just got rid of our front load washer for the same reason. Your basically using recycled water and it gets that moldy smell in your clothes that you notice when you dry them. We will NEVER own one again!

    Answer by Kathy675 at 10:17 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • You need to get washing machine cleaner. Tide make it and you run it through once a week for 3 weeks to clean it well and then once a month to keep it clean. It works wonders on our HE washer. Also, I add in 1/3 cup borax with our loads in the prewash for jeans and other heavily soiled loads to help clean and freshen them.


    Answer by scout_mom at 10:18 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • We have a front load washer and dryer and hate them for the same reason...the washer itself always smells moldy or musty

    Answer by MommyH2 at 10:23 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • hmmm.. that's weird. We have had our front loader for over 2 years and we have never had a problem with a smell.

    Answer by Kelli1012 at 11:11 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • use lots of baking soda in the wash

    Answer by maya123 at 4:13 AM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • Vinegar in a hot wash. and leave the doors open. We've never had a problem.

    Answer by Piskie at 4:16 AM on Nov. 24, 2010