You’re all crazee!
It's the floor coverings. Look at a picture of any great band rehearsing and there’s a pile of rugs on the floor.
Rug tones, ftw.
... and of course, the best rugs are made in MoRocko! (I’ll get my coat...)
Never had mildew of odour in a front loader, although keep door & detergent draw open in between uses as above. Also run it on an empty 90 degree wash once a month.
I do recall having a twin tub machine when I was a small kid. So small, that I could hide in it when playing hide and seek.
Rarely see top loaders over here.
In the 22 years I’ve been in this house, we’re on our 3rd washing m/c. Always by the basic model of a good brand, Bosch, Neff, etc. Think only had one repair on a machine too, door switch, fixed under warranty.