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What products can you buy to eliminate the odor inside a front-load washer?

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Vinegar, bleach, baking soda, powdered enzymatic dishwasher detergent or a commercial washer cleaner, such as Affresh or Smelly Washer, can all be used to eliminate odors. Bad smells in a front-loading washer are caused by mold growth and often worsened by the machine's airtight design.

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What products can you buy to eliminate the odor inside a front-load washer?
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The rubber door seals, detergent dispensers and drain pump trap should be cleaned at least monthly. Wipe underneath the door seal with a 50 percent mix of water and either white vinegar or bleach. Remove the dispensers and clean them with a brush or pipe cleaner to reach trouble spots. Clean the traps of hair and lint. Run an empty load on the hottest setting while using a washer cleaner, then leave the door open and allow the machine to completely air-dry.

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