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    Oct 8, 2007, 02:24 PM
    Clothes Washer out of 2 year storage, clothes are not smelling too good
    I know this probably has something to do with water intake, I just wanted to get everyone's recommendations on this.

    I had my clothes washer in storage for a couple of years and it appeared that we didn't get all of the water out before we stored it. Now when we wash clothes, there is somewhat of a musty odor that is left in the clothes as if it was left in the washer overnight. (This is immediately after washing)

    What is the best course of action to rectify the problem?:rolleyes:
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    Oct 8, 2007, 02:28 PM
    I would run 2-3 empty loads through the unit using soap and fabric softner and see if the helps. I believe it should as I have done this in the past with success
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    Oct 8, 2007, 03:01 PM
    And perhaps add heavy bleach to the first empty load.
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    Oct 8, 2007, 03:25 PM
    I agree, bleach as well
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    Oct 8, 2007, 03:26 PM
    And after you've run soap and bleach through it, run a load of distilled white vinegar through it.
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    Oct 8, 2007, 07:08 PM
    Yes distilled vingar, use that for my coffee maker

    Then you will just smell like bleachy vingar
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    Nov 2, 2007, 09:33 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by matthew1429
    I know this probably has something to do with water intake, I just wanted to get everyone's recommendations on this.

    I had my clothes washer in storage for a couple of years and it appeared that we didn't get all of the water out before we stored it. Now when we wash clothes, there is somewhat of a musty odor that is left in the clothes as if it was left in the washer overnight. (This is immediately after washing)

    What is the best course of action to rectify the problem?:rolleyes:
    Use Simple Green in laundry. It kills mildew odors.

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