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Another place that mold can grow in a front loader is in the tray that holds soap. On ours, the tray was removable. We had to periodically remove the tray and scrub (with a blue, non-abrasive scrub pad) both the tray and the slot it fit into in order to remove abundant growths of mold. We learned to remove the tray from the washer, when not in use, so ...


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What about a serious amount of chlorine bleach in the detergent dispenser and in the bleach and "conditioner" dispensers then run on a hot cycle? What about remove mildew smells front loader washer? EDIT One possible cleaning/mold killing procedure would be to pour bleach solution backwards through the water outlet hose. I can't exactly figure out how this ...


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Thanks to comments posted here, I looked at the list of washers that are on the class-action lawsuit lists of affected units and mine is. So I guess it's time for a new washing machine.


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Turns out it was the bathmat (I think). I also tried pouring peroxide down the drain another day, and then bleach another day (not together with the peroxide), as suggested elsewhere. Tub was still stinking. Then I noticed the bath mat. It's not just a simple rubber one for grip, it was thicker, padded somewhat, with mesh around it. Took a whif, and the ...


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I would start with the vent. Make sure that no wasps/hornets or birds have attempted to build a nest in it. Note I say 'attempted' because the gas being vented will either kill or drive off the pests. I found bumblebees in my vent 30' up from ground level.


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...And wear a full faced respirator and head lamp if and when you go into any confined space. A bottle of Chlorox clean up spray will kill smells instantly.


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If I were to add chlorine to a water heater I would add it through the anode port, this would be a good time to verify that the anode is still serviceable. After letting the treated water sit I would flush through the closest hot water faucet and once the majority of the strong chlorine is gone flush all the hot taps to prevent chlorine poisoning. My well ...


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This is precisely why fans exist. One in, one out. You might also sprinkle baking soda (or a freshening product which includes same) on the raw concrete to absorb odor. The key is getting things dry, though. Bacteria can't survive long if things are dry. A dehumidifier would help with that. If all else fails, rent an ozone neutralizer.


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