Eliminating that Skanky Front Loading Washer Smell

This is the best way I’ve found to eliminate that skanky smell from frontloading washing machines.
  1. Clean out detergent dispenser drawer of all laundry detergent and fabric softener.
  2. Purchase and use a washing machine "cleaner" found in grocery stores or follow the manufacturer’s instructions
  3. Clean all rubber gaskets around door.
  4. Only use powered laundry detergent.
  5. Always leave door ajar when not in use.
  6. Do not use liquid fabric softener, use only dryer sheets. 
We spent a lot of time and money replacing hoses, etc… and these steps are what worked!

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