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Mold in the gasket

Ihave mold on the gasket of mywasher

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  • M hahn Oct 23, 2008

    i have had a mold smell in my washer for the last five years. I run a full bottle of bleach every couple of months but now it just will not go away. I think i have gotten use to the smell. I see there is a law suit about this model, but it looks like i missed the bus on that one. what should i do?????

  • merylh Oct 26, 2008

    same here. is there any help for us when we didn't even know about the lawsuit????

  • mwwa Oct 29, 2008

    Yes, our door gasket has a black mildew-like growth on it. It started small, but has been growing to now nearly cover the gasket. We're concerned about our health.

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What have you used from the beginning to keep it clean(washer care)

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We have mold along the inner rim of the rubber gasket between the opening and the door. How can we get rid of/prevent?


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How to clean the mold of the rubber


If you have mold on the rubber gasket of your Duet front loader, I can almost assure you that you have lots of mold in other places in the machine. Front loading washing machine are almost hermetically sealed and if the door is left closed, the inside just never dries out. This is just a perfect environment for the growth of mold and other fungi. Once mold gets established in materials such as rubber gaskets, it can be very difficult if not impossible to eradicate because mold grows "roots" deep into the pores of the material, making it very difficult to remove. Eradicating the mold may result in damage to the gasket since my "cure" is to paint on full strength bleach on the moldy surfaces with a brush or sponge (wear gloves). Repeat if necessary. You may wind up having to replace the front door gasket to get all of it. It will probably take more than one application to fully eradicate the mold from the VISIBLE surfaces of the rubber gasket. If you remove the detergent dispenser and peer inside the opening, you may see a lot more mold inside the cavity. If you see mold inside the detergent dispenser cavity, imagine what the rest of the inside of your machine must look like. Do you run a periodic cleaning cycle as advised in the operating manual? Have you read the operating manual? Do you use the absolute minimum amount of HE (non foaming) detergent? Factory instructions for cleaning the door gasket call for mixing 3/4 cup of bleach into 1 gallon of warm water and applying this mixture to the affected gasket area, let stand 5 minutes and wipe the area down with a dry cloth. My experience has shown that this is a grossly inadequate concentration to deal with a deeply seated mold problem in the door gasket. To run the cleaning cycle, the factory calls for 2/3 cup of bleach to be added to the bleach dispenser. "Use of more than 2/3 cup of bleach will cause product damage OVER TIME". Initially, I would definitely consider using a whole lot more bleach than recommended and run two or more consecutive cleaning cycles. Then EVERY USE OF THE MACHINE: wipe the door gasket and all the creases and folds dry with a sponge, remove the detergent dispenser and wipe the cavity dry, leave the drawer out to dry on a clean towel, leave the door open, buy a cheapy plastic box fan and place it inside the machine and let it blow air around the inside of the machine for an hour or so to dry it off quickly, run a cleaning cycle at least once a month. If this sounds too involved or difficult, I would suggest switching to a top loading washer that is much less prone to develop mold growth as air can circulate in these types of machines to a much greater extent than the front loaders.

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Is ge doing anything about mold issue in their refrigerator model zir36nmarh


It is very easy to prevent and/or remove mold once formed.
Mold usually forms around the freezer doors an the door gasket. This usually happens in a humid climet when the "Energy Savings" mode is on. That causes sweating on the door frame followed by mold and black residu.
PREVENT MOLD BY TURNING THE ENERGY SAVINGS OPTION OFF!
You can usually turn it on during the winter, when home heating is running and humidity is low.
Remove mold from door gasket by applying any spray cleaner that contain Bleach or just use towel with bleach. For very dark stains, allow the bleach to stay for about one hour, it will remove most stains
After cleanup, using you finger, redress the door gaskets with a very light coat of common Petrroium Vaseline. This will leave the door gasket soft and protected for a long time.

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Mold in front door gasket


TRY LETTING VINIGAR SET ON IT OVERNIGHT

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Mold on gaskets I like my Samsung refrigerator


Have you tried Clorox along with a fungicide? Mold usually forms on a moist surface. Is there any air leaks around the door seals? Sea Breeze

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Black scum forming forming on rubber seal on inside of washing machine door


  • 1 Put on rubber gloves and safety glasses before commencing the cleaning process.
  • 2 Lay an old towel or drop cloth on the floor under the front of the washer to prevent floor damage as you clean.
  • 3 Fill a plastic cup with bleach and dip a tooth brush into the bleach.
  • 4 Remove the toothbrush and scrub the washing machine gasket with it to remove the black mold from it. Hold the gasket open with the fingers of your other hand so that you can clean the center grooves of the gasket where the most mold is likely to grow.
  • 5 Rinse the toothbrush in the cup of bleach and continue cleaning until you have removed the mold from the entire gasket.
  • 6 Wipe the gasket with a paper towel to remove excess bleach residue and any remaining mold.
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    The gasket on the washing machine has black mold on it and smells horrible. Do I have to replace this? Is it covered by warranty?


    Hello
    Simple green will get that mold off.Its up to you if you want to replace the gasket.I dont think the warranty covers mold or gaskets.

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    one empty load with 1 cup of the dish detergent
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    The mold is common with the front loaders all you can do about the mold is wipe out the water that is in the gasket after a wash and leave the door open. DO NOT TRY TO CLEAN WITH BLEACH. The bleach will make the gasket weak and cause it to rip and then cause a leak.

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