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Every time I start my Kenmore HE2t washer there is

Every time I start my Kenmore HE2t front load washer there is a very powerful smell of mold. I can't find the manual but I suspect there is a filter that needs cleaning. Any suggestions?

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If it has a clean cycle that says, "Bleach Only," run it with 1/2 cup bleach right in the machine. If not, run it on the longest, hottest cycle you have. In the future, leave the door open slightly between loads.

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