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Our Maytag Econo Series 2000. Does not completely drain.

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Our Maytag Econo Series...

Our Maytag Econo Series 2000

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your Maytag is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

Does not completely drain

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Problem: our clothing come out of the wash with a musty smell.

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

When you shake the empty drum in an empty washer you can hear water sloughing

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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 6 months ago
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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 6 months ago

So first, not all the water drains inside the washer unfortunately. There is always water under the basket to keep the seals and pumps from dry rotting. The downside to this is what you're experiencing---it creates an odor over time. What you'll want to do is run a cycle with a product called Washer Magic which you can pick up at Lowes or order online. That will clean out the entire unit. In the future keep the lid/door open when the unit is not in use and it'll prevent the odor from building up. This is just a design flaw and not something that can be corrected.

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