Moisterhas encouragebacteria and fungus to multiply, which causesa bad smell. Worse than the smell, these micro-organisms can createinfections. Never put a suit in the washing machine. Some people have done it and they had problems. To get rid of odor issues, you have to use big means, witha disinfectant product(adapted to neoprene suits).
You will need to soak your wetsuit in water for 30 minutes with the disinfectant and then dry it. 💨