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I asked for help recently regarding the mold building up in my Maytag washer. I have not received an answer let alone a response so I am requesting a refund of my $9.99. Deanna White deannak 734, password 6095b

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As far as the mold the only thing you can do is get the component replaced. or spend a few hours with a tooth brush and bleach . if you get it replace i strongly suggest that you take the light out and keep the door open thsi will prevent any more mold.

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