Question about Washing Machines
The rubber ring that runs on the inside of the opening to the washer (not sure what this part is called) is moldy. We've tried to clean it with a bleach solution and also leave the door open when not in use but we cannot get it under control. It's gross and I don't like having the clothes touch it on the way out. Can this ring be replaced with a new part?
You can try white vinegar on that gasket but if you want to replace it, you will need to tell us what brand and model number appliance you have. Once known, I can tell you where to get a replacement gasket... Good Luck.. BTW: if its a front loader style, that is a well known common problem and there are a few products you can buy and use to keep that in check.. Let me know the brand and model and we'll go from there.
Posted on Dec 04, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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First you should reach deep into the front door seal and run your fingers around. There is probably slime in there. You will need to thoroughly clean this with a bleach water mix about 50-50. You might need to pull the seal almost inside out to get in there good. If after scrubbing you still have black in the rubber the mold will come right back, in that case you will need to replace the seal. They are not to hard to replace but a little tricky. Here is a link that should help if you need to replace the seal or if the wire ring pops off when cleaning. Now if all cleans up well or you replaced it be sure to wipe out the seal after each use (deep in there) and /or leave the door open.
If the seal is clean and no mold present and it still smells then you likely have a clogged drain pump filter or pump. Here is a link that should help cleaning a drain pump or try this one for cleaning a ge drain pump filter and this one for cleaning/replacing a Kenmore drain pump
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