I have definitely noticed water just sitting in that rubber lip in the front of my front load washer. I haven't noticed my clothes smelling bad necessarily, but I definitely want to try this!
If you don't have that rubber lining, you’ll still want to look under the rim of the washer itself.
When you do, there’s a chance that you’ll catch a glimpse of something shocking: mold.
Obviously mold can lead to bigger problems...like with your health. Here's a video showing you how to wash your washing machine!