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on February 9, 2016
I have a two year old Samsung High Efficiency Washing Machine. I love it!! However, after about 6 months, my laundry began to smell horrible, especially the towels!! I've since learned that this smell is a common problem with HE machines, but at the time I didn't know what was causing the problem, nor did I know how to fix it. I changed my detergent and fabric softener, but the odor remained. This odor caused so much angst. I couldn't do laundry without feeling extreme frustration. I even began to smell traces on my clothes and my kids' clothes when we were out and I cringed at the thought that others could smell it too! I honestly cried one day because I thought that I would never be rid of this smell. I called Samsung and they suggested a washing machine cleaner "like Affresh or Tide." I bought Tide Washing Machine Cleaner and it made it WORSE!!! I had the same odor, but now it smelled like I tried to mask it with a ton of perfume! I went online and read some reviews of Tide that said the same thing. (Wish I had read them sooner!) I posted a desperate facebook message asking my friends if anyone has the same problem with their machine. A friend said, "use Affresh" so I gave it a shot. Affresh has literally changed my life! It worked perfectly! I followed the directions on the package (my stink was so bad that I had to use 3 doses to get rid of it) and the odor was gone--COMPLETELY! I've used it once a month since June and the odor hasn't come back! This is an awesome product! Honestly, if I hadn't found Affresh I probably would've traded in my washer for a new one. I'm so thankful for this product! I can once again do my laundry, wear my clothes and especially wrap myself in a towel without that disgusting odor following me everywhere! Thanks Affresh!!

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on April 19, 2017
Washer started smelling a bit funky several months after we got it.

I didn't understand why I couldn't just run bleach in my machine to clean it out occasionally, until I actually ran one of these tablets (free sample with my washer)

The key is that the tablet goes in the washer drum, and doesn't dissolve right away. So as the washer runs through several repeated cycles of fill, agitate, and drain - the tablet is still there, sudsing up the water on cycle #2 and #3. If you just put bleach in the soap dispenser, it would all be gone after cycle #1.

Also, this gets very sudsy and that probably helps it reach some areas of the machine that wouldn't otherwise get touched.
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on October 26, 2016
Our new LG washer gets a stinky smell every so often so I bought these tabs. I put one in a month on the clean tub setting and it eliminates the odor.
I just made a T-chart with a permanent marker on the box for the months and add an X when I put the tab in for the month. This way I don't miss a month and my washer runs great.
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on April 18, 2018
Sure, you can use vinegar, but the cost is about the same, and Affresh tabs smell a whole lot better, plus the box of tabs is way lighter, and stores in a much, much smaller space. One thing that really helps these work even better is to do as directed (water level high, temp hot), but after the washer fills and agitates for a couple of minutes - shut the washer off, and let it sit and soak with the lid closed. I let it sit for about 15-20 minutes, continue agitating for a couple of minutes, then stop the washer again for another 15-20 minutes, continue agitating for a couple of minutes, stop the washer again, and let it sit for 15-20 minutes, then start the washer and let it complete the wash cycle. The extra soak time really makes a difference.
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on November 14, 2016
I have been using bleach to clean my machine for some time, but decided to give this a try a few months ago. My very first clean with Affresh left me surprised and delighted for not only did it clean my machine, it eliminated the nasty smell that always transferred to my clothes thanks to a build up of mold I didn't even know about. Every month now, I toss a tablet into the drum and let it work its magic. Now, my machine is cleaner than ever, and my clothes always smell wonderfully fresh. I highly recommend this to everyone.
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on January 12, 2017
Received this yesterday and it came with a free trial wipe. I ran a cycle to see how well it would wash our front load with our hard water as some reviews said the tablet wouldn't completely wash out. I also wanted to make sure there was not a strong order as I have used Tide in the past and it made our family sick from the chemical smell.
I'm happy to say this tablet worked great! Our drum is crystal clean without a strong odor and there was no residual powder or tablet left. I also tried the Affresh wipe after to clean in and outside the rim, the door, and the detergent tray. Our washer looks brand new. I initially hesitated to buy the wipes but after seeing how well it cleans vs. just using one of my own towels, I'm sold. Having a front load washer in conjunction with hard well water is like a combo of two evils. This did clean the machine much better than I had expected!
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on December 3, 2017
Mine arrived without box packaging so no instructions. Just 6 individual wrapped tabs in a clear plastic and taped baggie inside an amazon envelope.
Luckily this advert had a picture with instructions which I followed. I ran one empty hot water cycle last night. Afterward I found one very small undissolved tablet at the bottom of my washer. Several surfaces of my washer seemed unchanged after using it. My washer wasn’t smelly or terribly dirty but it’s a few years old I figured it was a good idea to try. The top rim remains soiled so I will wipe them down. I’m not sure if it was supposed to be able to get those areas anyway since I received no info. The cost of 7.99 was pretty cheap but with so many great reviews I was hoping for a bit more than what I received.
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on May 29, 2018
I live in an apartment with truly terrible maintenance. My washer/dryer unit had to be replaced when the dryer started leaving rust streaks on my clothes, and first they brought me a replacement that didn't work at all, then they brought me a working but DISGUSTING one that was full of somebody else's dirt, lint, and caked-on blue detergent.

The washer had been left closed for an extended period of time, and even though it's not a front loader, it smelled utterly vile. The liquid detergent had both molded and then dried out to form a crust. Ewwwwww!!! I debated whether it was worth the effort of fighting with management further and decided I'd deal with it myself. (Yes, I know I should move rather than put up with this nonsense. It's just an awful lot of trouble.)

I tried running a hot water wash, which helped a little. Bleach was some help too. Vinegar didn't seem to do much. After my home remedy tricks, it was better, but still not usable. Finally, Affresh fixed the mess. I got the tablets and the wipes and between the two, succeeded in getting rid of the gross. So if you've got a college boy level of disgusting going on in your washer, this will do the trick.
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I like this product, but if I am quite honest, running bleach through the washer left it cleaner smelling than this product did.
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on November 13, 2017
I used these every month or every other as instructed but soap scum still collected in the reservoir under the drum that hops the clothes and every time I would wash my clothes the machine would smell like sewage. I could run two afresh tabs through, back to back and it did nothing for the smell. I finally tried CLR (Calcium Lime and Rust cleaner) as instructed at half a cup and it actually killed the odor completely. I won't be buying afresh again seeing how it can maybe maintain a clean washer at best but do nothing once a buildup or stench sets in. CLR is what I will use from now on and it will probably cost me much less in the long run. I'm glad I found CLR because I couldn't take the smell any more and the clothe smell I wash aren't especially dirty, it's that these machines are not designed to fully drain the water out (shake it, you can hear it slosh around after the cycle is complete) and the repair guys who were out for other issues said they're not designed to drain all the water at the end of the cycle and that it's actually impossible to do (which isn't true). Anyway if this sounds like an ad for CLR, good (but it's not) because I spent a whole lot of money on Affresh and it can't hold a candle to CLR which actually solved my problem. I'm glad I had it sitting around from years ago.
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