I have a 9 year old top loading Kenmore washing machine that occasionally emits a very foul, musty type odor. It will go away temporarily after using bleach, but it later returns.
I recently posted on this board regarding another issue
. This prompted me to remove the washer's cabinet to fix the problem. The inside of the outer tub had a large amount of what looked like accumulated lint and/or dirt. I think that this may be holding water and causing the musty/moldy smell.
Do you think this is the cause of my problem? If so, how can I clean the area between the two tubs where the accumulation is? If this is not the cause, what do you think is causing the smell?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.