If you own a front loader washer a common complaint is mildew smell . There are couple of things you can do to prevent this. One is to buy cleaning tablets that eliminate the odor. Another way to prevent this smell in your washer is to leave the door open just a little bit after you finish a load of washer. When you close the washer door you are locking in all the moister in the washer. Leaving the washer door open a little will help the moister dry out.