Some owners of front-load washing machines have complained of mold, so 7 On Your Side's Michael Finney partnered with Consumer Reports with how to deal with the odor.
Several class action lawsuits against washing machine manufacturers have recently reached preliminary settlements. Consumer Reports has the details on what it means for you and how you can avoid problems that have affected millions of newer machines.
Click here for more on the LG washers settlement and click here for the settlement on all other front-load washing machines.
Watch the full report in the video player above for more information.
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How to deal with front-load washing machine odor