Top Loading Washer Smells Musty

My top loading washer has a very musty smell. How do I get rid of it?

By Betty from FL

December 24, 20100 found this helpful

Try putting the washer through an entire cycle using the settings for hot water and a small load. Use your regular detergent and add a cup of white vinegar to the water when the rinse begins. When the cycle is complete, leave the lid to the washer up so the inside can air dry. I always leave the lid up and air dry the inside of my washer when I am finished with a load. Hope this helps.

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December 26, 20100 found this helpful

In every load I wash I add vinegar to the fabric softener dispenser. No only do I never have a smell but the vinegar acts as a fabric softener and the vinegar gets rid of the soap buildup in the washing machine.

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December 27, 20100 found this helpful

Hi Betty, Leave the top open on your washer for a few hours after your last wash and you won't have the odor.

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