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Old 08-20-12, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by DCB0 View Post
Obviously if you leave you clothes in the washer for more than a couple hours after washing you will likely get mouldy smelling clothes.

I saw a commercial the other day about some product that cleans washing machines and the claim was that a dirty washing machine can make your clothes smell funny - I don't know if this is true, though... perhaps your cycling clothes are more prone to picking up this scent?
Even if you take your clothes out of the washer and leave them in the basket for a few hours, without putting them directly into the dryer or hanging them, they'll develop a bad smell. Especially in hot humid weather.

You've got to dry your clothes immediately.

And as for the wash machine, if you're in a hot, humid climate, it's a good idea to leave the washer door open so it can dry inside, and maybe give it a bit of a wipe inside as well to help it dry quicker. Leave the door shut, and the inside of your wash machine will indeed stink.
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