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Mold my maytag sat breifly unused and now the rubber seal that sits between the door and the drum has mold on it and i cant get it off any ideahs

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Use Hydrogen like a charm on many things around the house.

Posted on Sep 09, 2007

Re: mold

You should have left the washer door open until the interior of the washer is completely dry before shutting the washer door.

Posted on May 15, 2007

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Re: mold

This seal should have a small drain built into it at the very bottom. It often gets plugged with lint and slime, but can usually be cleared out with a pipe cleaner. As far as removing the mold, have you tried white vinegar?

Posted on Oct 04, 2006

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Were there recalls on any of ghese models

The problem of residual water in front load washers is an on going problem. Some companies had put in a small drain hose in their units to alleviate the problem. Your washer is actually built by Whirlpool. There is no available auxiliary drain for these models. These are the suggested solutions to alleviate for your particular machine.

1. Leave the door open after wash completed. This will help to evaporate the residual water. If in an area where the door cannot be left fully open then place a towel over the top of the door to keep it from closing and that will help by keeping the door open a small amount.

2. To alleviate odor, pour one cup of bleach in the drum... DO NOT PUT ANY CLOTHES IN THE MACHINE! Put the washer through a wash cycle... some models had a clean cycle if your has this then use this cycle. Once this has completed remember to do a white load following this procedure to assure that if there is any bleach residual then it wont cause problems with colors.

3. Dry the door seal after each use... this will eliminate mold from developing on the door seal. If you see mold then use a bathroom cleanser for mold removal to clean the seal... DO NOT USE A SOLUTION OF VINEGAR... THIS COULD DRY OUT THE SEAL CAUSING IT TO CRACK THUS REQUIRING REPLACEMENT.

FYI: The Maytag Company went bankrupt sometime ago, the name Maytag wash purchased by Whirlpool and appears on products to secure the business of faithful Maytag users...

Apr 19, 2014 | Maytag Neptune Washing Machines

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Mold on rubber seal on Maytag front load washer

this was and is still a common problem with maytag and for the most part all front load washers... make sure if your rubber seal has a hole in the ceter for the drain it is clear and not clooged partially... the only solution really is clean it with a cleaning solution to kill mold and then after each cycle try to leave door cracked so that air gets to boot/seal so that it stays dry....
hope this helps.... maytag actually had a lawsuit over the neptunes and now are owned by whirlpool coorporation due to that law suit and a dishwasher they had that would catch fore... servicer for 18 years now good luck to you

Jan 08, 2011 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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I can't see it but my maytag neptune has moldly smell. How do I get rid of it?

Maytag's solution was to run an empty load using hot water and a cup of bleach instead of soap. According to them you are supposed to do this quite often. If the rubber ring that seals the door gets mold on it you are supposed to use a water/bleach solution and wipe it down with a rag.

Feb 16, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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Rubber door seal problem

In my 13.5 years experience I have never experienced a door seal coming away from the drum!!!
If this was the case then you would have a major water leak!!!

Does the door seal look twisted at all?
Have a good look at the seal. Is there any black mold on the seal?

If the seal has come off then I would need to guide you through the refit process.

Please email me on: and I will email you back my phone number


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Nov 17, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Problems with mildew around the rubber and terrible odor to the laundry after washing. Also, hear water sloshing when turn the drum by hand.

Front loaders are known for building up mold and the smell.
It’s caused by using liquid detergent which is made from animal fat. Use powder. And use the minimum amount.
It’s caused by using fabric softener. Dilute it 50/50 with water.
It’s caused by the water remaining in the tub between washes. Leave the door open to allow it to dry. .
Pull the rubber door seal back and clean the mold off .

Oct 13, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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Does a maytag model mah2400a have a drain filter i have a sour smell an have tried vinager bleech and baking soda nothing has worked any suggestions

It has a strainer. These strainers are evidently designed to make washers stink. Your strainer is located behind the kick panel, below the main panel. The strainer is located between the drum and the pump. It is connected to the drum with a rubber hose. Unplug your washer. Pull and clean the strainer, While the strainer is open, look up into the pump suction cavity and remove any loose debris that you see in there. Reassemble the strainer, replace the kick panel.
Clean the door seal face with a bleachy water solution, let it sit, and wipe it down again. You want to get the solution into the grooves behind the seal face, and wherever you think mold and mildew might be on/in/behind the bellows seal.
Put one cup of bleach directly into the washer tub.
Fill all of the dispenser cups with bleach.
Run the washer on your hottest setting (no clothes). I use the sanitary setting with an extended wash.
When the cycle is finished, run another cycle with nothing in the dispenser cups or tub, Just plain hot water, this will flush out the bleach residue. Most folks wipe their bellows seal face and grooves down with bleachy water regularly. (1X / wk).
Hope this helps. Best regards, --W/D--

Aug 10, 2009 | Maytag Washing Machines

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Water won't completely drain from tub. Door seal is very moldy.

Had a simular problem. In my unit the water was not visible in the drum but you could hear it when you turned the drum by hand.  The answer as told to me by the Maytag repair man:  The machine is designed to hold the water after the cycle is complete.  As he was replacing the boot seal he suggested to just leave the door open so the seal will dry out and not mold.  This has been working for the past several years.  No mold has appeared on the new boot seal.  

From another source I read that the water is left in the machine for balance. 

Feb 02, 2009 | Maytag MLE2000 Front Load Stacked Washer /...

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Black mold on rubber seal

youust replace it, and start from scratch. From day one you have to maintain the boot with Affresh, whipe out water

Nov 07, 2008 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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Change rubber gasket

Remove the door hinges and plastic covers on the unused hinge screw holes on the opposite side of the door opening (door is reversable, so there are places to mount hinges left and right). Front panel will now snap out at top and lift off lower spring clips. One screw on each side will now release top panel and it will hinge up. Prop up with broom handle or something. Now you can get at everthing. Rubber gasket is held onto drum with a cable loop and very strong spring. It rolls off the lip easily to disassemble but is VERY difficult to get back on without special tools or at least two people. We used strong vice grips and much struggling and sweat, and #@*&%!&@ and finally got it on without damage to the new gasket. Door side of rubber gasket is easy in comparison with rubber tabs inserted into slots and working the gasket into a groove. Hose clamp at bottom of rubber gasket to connect drain hose.

Sep 05, 2007 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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