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I have 6 year old Maytag Bravos series 300 washing machine.

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I have 6 year old Maytag Bravos series 300 washing machine. I use the cleaner it recommends when the clean light comes on. The machine puts out a disgusting smell following the 2nd time of using it after the cleaning. What can I do or do I just get rid of it as the smell is that bad.

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

It was purchased in Dec. 2010.Model # MVM B 450WQ

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

Not sure

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Webb-Guy, Handyman replied 6 months ago

1. Remove clean clothes promptly.

As soon as a cycle ends, empty the machine to prevent a smell from developing in the washtub, which may then be transferred to your clothes and linens. Yuck.

2. After you finish a cycle, prop the door open to air it out.

After each use, lift the lid or keep the door slightly open to allow air to circulate and dry out any remaining moisture. Don't forget to remove any water or fabric softener gunk from the dispenser drawers, too. For help on how to clean them out, check your washer's manual.

3. Clean your machine monthly.

A monthly cleaning can eliminate any odors that do develop. Many newer models have a special washer cleaning cycle. If yours doesn't, add liquid chlorine bleach to the dispenser and run a normal cycle with hot water. Or you can use a speciality cleaner, like Affresh or Tide Washing Machine Cleaner If you have a front-loader, be sure to wipe the rubber gasket.

4. Clean the inlet hose filter.

The inlet what? This is the filter that keeps minerals and debris in your water from getting inside your washer and polluting your cycle. But over time, the filter can become clogged with said minerals, which prevents water from flowing into your machine for a fresh cycle. To clean your filter, turn off the water supply, then disconnect the hose and remove debris from the opening of the hose. If you're still confused, watch this video.

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