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Offline shoeheel

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Maytag Top Loader Smelly Stinky Clothes
« on: July 22, 2012, 04:45:08 PM »
My old Maytag top load washer, model number LAT8624AAE, has an odd problem.  Sometimes the clothes have the "2-day left in the washer" "stale" smell to them.  There seems to be no pattern in terms of time left in the washer or load size, but it does seem to happen to mostly the grey/medium loads, so that's usually warm water.  The clothes can be taken immediately from the washer, right after the the last spin cycle and they still smell.  Any thoughts?

I did a forum search for "Maytag washer smelly clothes", but I got this weird result with one page, but nothing I could click on:
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Re: Maytag Top Loader Smelly Stinky Clothes
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2012, 04:49:17 PM »
I tried to paste a picture of the weird result, but it looks like it didn't work.  So here's an attachment (hopefully)

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Re: Maytag Top Loader Smelly Stinky Clothes
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2012, 04:52:45 PM »
Put a gallon of vinegar with hot water in there and let soak a day.Do it once a month and should be ok.

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Re: Maytag Top Loader Smelly Stinky Clothes
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2012, 04:56:26 PM »
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I did a forum search for "Maytag washer smelly clothes", but I got this weird result with one page, but nothing I could click on:

That's because nothing was found.

Search the forum now for "Maytag washer smelly clothes" and it will find this topic.

You could also try just searching something like "Washer Smell", just a thought.

Have you tried using any washing machine cleaner such as afresh or washer magic?
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Re: Maytag Top Loader Smelly Stinky Clothes
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2012, 04:57:24 PM »

Put a gallon of vinegar with hot water in there and let soak a day.Do it once a month and should be ok.


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Re: Maytag Top Loader Smelly Stinky Clothes
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2012, 05:07:09 PM »
This is for he washer, but I'm sure it will help take the smell out.
http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Washing-Machine-Cleaner/W10135699/1373065

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Re: Maytag Top Loader Smelly Stinky Clothes
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2012, 08:19:24 PM »
If washer drains in stand pipe, make sure hose is only 8 to 12 inches down.

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Re: Maytag Top Loader Smelly Stinky Clothes
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2012, 10:41:09 PM »
So I tried the Afresh and it seems to have fixed the problem.  How does it work?  What did it remove? From where?

 

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