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Washing machine odor

Posted by criticalmass (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 18, 10 at 0:11

After running our washing machine, there's an odor. Sort of like a sewer backup. This is pretty recent, like in the past few weeks. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.


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RE: Washing machine odor

Check the lint filter if the machine has one.

Some are in the middle of the agitator.


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RE: Washing machine odor

Front-loaders are known to have mold issues since the door seals tightly, preventing the residual water from evaporating.


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RE: Washing machine odor

This is an old top-load. We've had it for 10+ years and never had a problem. I'll look and see if there's a lint filter (guilty look)


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RE: Washing machine odor

"This is an old top-load. We've had it for 10+ years and never had a problem. I'll look and see if there's a lint filter (guilty look)"

Often under the softener dispenser in the agitator.


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