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Black mold growing on rubber gasket and under rubber gasket in Whirlpool Duet front loading Washer

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The solution? Plain old bleach.
Scrub rubber seal on door. Run the bleach through the machine once a month to keep clean.

Keep door open after each wash to ensure that it dries out properly.

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