Washing machine odor is caused from a detergent and fabric softener buildup behind the spin basket.
Any kind of washing machine, any brand, top loading, or front loading can have a musty or moldy odor. Front loaders, however, seem to have the biggest problem with smells. Let's talk about what causes the odor in a washing machine, and then we can address what to do to eliminate it.
The odor in a washer is not caused by the liquid detergents. The odor comes from the fact that there is a buildup in the washer of the liquid detergent or the catalyst, within the detergent. This buildup acts as a glue, to attract dirt that is washed out of clothing. The only problem is... Read more about Washing Machine Smell