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I have noticed that when my washer cycle is finished and I open the lid while its finishing the spin cycle I can hear water under the steel drum as if it is not drained all the way. This is driving me nuts and even though I leave the door open when not in use it still gets a mildewy smell. I have physically drained the hose out once before and the smell was gross. I don't know if this is a pump issue or something else.

What can cause it and how do I fix it?

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Ensure the drain hose is not pinched or constricted in any way, even a overly sharp bend can decrease the flow enough that the tub cannot drain in the alloted time. One of the internal drain hoses could also be partly clogged. – bcworkz Mar 10 '13 at 21:22

Put the machine on the hottest wash that it can handle. Throw in your white cotton towels and a 1/4 cup of bleach. Do this 3 to 4 times a year.

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