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FRONT TUB SEAL HOLDING WATER

I have a Frigidaire front load washing machine model# FTF2140ES0. It is holding water in the front rubber seal around the tub at the door.
Tiis is causing it to mildfew. I feel like this a design flaw,and it needs to be corrected,what can I do about the problem?
Ray McCarley

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  • janeerc Nov 17, 2008

    This is the second replacement washer in 4 years! I have the same mold problem. I was told by the repair service that it was 'just the way they are'. Not a very good answer. I'd love a solution too.

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No fix ..ALL BRANDS have same issue just ck out other web sites best solution ..leave door open as much as possible ..clean out boot with bleach/water solution at least once a month..CHLORINE BLEACH!! and no not the answer you wanted but best answer you'll get and that from experience

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You would expect that any water leaking around the door seal would migrate down to the lowest part of the tub leaving the appearance that the leak is where the two half's of the tub are joined by the retaining clips
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