Laundry may smell sour when it is left in the washing machine for too long or when the washer is overfilled. Front-loading washing machines can also cause odors when mold and mildew are present inside the machine. More »

You can reduce sour odors from laundry by cleaning the washing machine with commercial cleaning tablets. You can also add odor-reducing products, such as bleach or white vinegar, to the wash cycle. You can eliminate most... More »

Clothes that have recently been washed may smell sour due to a build up of soap scum inside the washing machine. Bacteria and mold grow in the dampness of the washing machine and feed on soap scum, which is typically mad... More »

According to Corina Wilson writing on the Mrs. Clean website, odorous laundry is often caused by mildew build-up in the washing machine. Damp laundry can also emit a musty odor if it is left in the washing machine or lau... More » Home & Garden Cleaning Laundry

The smell of sour milk can be removed using baking soda or a commercial deodorizing and sanitizing product. Removing all traces of milk is a necessary step to removing odor. More » Home & Garden Cleaning Laundry

Remove the sour smell from towels by washing them in hot water, using bleach, trying vinegar, and drying them using high heat. Hang the towels to dry them between uses, and remove them promptly from the washing machine a... More »

According to Mrs. Clean Housecleaning and Maid Service, musty smells on clean laundry are often caused by mildew growth inside the washing machine. Musty or mildew odors can also occur when clean clothing absorbs odors f... More » Home & Garden Cleaning Laundry