In my 32 years of having a washer I have never had this problem. All of the sudden about 3 months ago my washer started having this mildew smell in it. In order to rid it of it I have; propped the lid open to let dry out in between washings (doesn't help but I still do it anyway just for good measure), run bleach through a full cycle and then a full cycle with vinegar and hot water through it (helped but didn't last). What the heck is causing this? Why now? Nothing has changed in our environment, we're dry here.......We did have some rain but have had rain before....:lol: I am so frustrated and at a loss with this. Thankfully my clothes don't come out smelling like the washer but I'm really perplexed. Anyone ever have this happen before? What did you do to remedy it?