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Mildew smell coming out of washing & black marks on rubber lining

I have a bad smell coming out of my washing machine and makes my clothes smell like mildew. There are black marks on the rubber lining that I believe is mildew. I heard that there was a recall - or is this incorrect? And, how do I get this problem solved?

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  • canary21 Jan 02, 2009

    I have the same problem. I've tried bleach, but haven't noticed an improvement. What's in the pellets? Has anyone talked to Frigidaire about this?

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Hello,Not sure I can solve this but according to repair services ,HC or HE washers especially front loaders need to have the tub cleaned once a month ( at least) with bleach or a product that can be purchased at Lowes or any other appliance store. Your problem according to those I have spoken with is Mold in the system. We have bleached ours and used two of these pellets and still are having a problem. I was told that since it is the first time in a year of having this machine that it will take some more cleanings. Hope this helps. By the way we have a Frigidaire front loader.
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