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Black mold Hi, I have black mold inside the rubber seal of my washer. I have been scrubbing and scrubbing, but it won't come out. I have run bleach through the machine and wipe it dry after each wash. What can I do? I do have an extended warranty, will they come out and try and fix this? I have had a cold and sore throat since August and am wondering if the mildewy smell in my laundry room and kitchen are the reason. HELP is needed. Any advice for me?

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You can try a product called Affresh it's supposed to work quite well to maintian a clean washer. If you already have a smelly washer you should run a few cycles using Affresh. You also want to make sure you're using HE soap (it will have an HE oval shaped logo on the detergent bottle). If you're not soap residue will build up in the machine and start to smell.

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