Question about Washing Machines
My washer has developed a large amount of mold. I have bleached, scrubbed, lysoled repeatedly. I fear I have started my treatments too far into the course of this "disease." Is there a way I can just replace the gasket and start fresh with proper cleaning and maintenance techniques to avoid the problem?
The following link explains how to replace the door bellow on a Kenmore front loader:
Replacement door bellows can be purchased online at searspartdirect.com. Just type in your model number and look under the "Door and Latch" heading for item number 5 (part #8181850). I would also suggest items 6 and 14, which are the front and back bellow clamps (if needed). Sometimes the clamps can break.
To keep your door bellow clean and free of mildew in the future, I recommend you read the following link:
I personally own, one these models and have never had a mildew or odor problem by following these simple steps (and I have a family of 8). If you do not like leaving the door open, because of small children, the control panel can be locked so the controls cannot be manipulated. Do this by pushing and holding the "Drain/Spin" button for 3 seconds (this information shouod be printed on the control panel under the button).
I hope this information helps you.
Posted on Nov 14, 2008
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