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How do I get all the stains and crud/mold off the front side of the whole tup enclosure.?? The grey rubber outer ring ??

I can't seem to keep this clean, and it actually turns the grey rubber BLACK. should I replace it. I'm sure it's from sitting water deposits, even when we leave the front door open to dry. Any help??

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Try soda crystal solution and elbow grease or a sterilizing tablet( type u use for cleaning false teeth) on hottest wash your machine has do this regulaly as black marks are bacteria left after cool washes . If all this fails u will need to replace rim I hope this helps

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SOURCE: Bosch Nexxt series washing machine front gasket mold

The quickest way to solve your problem is to fit a new door seal.
Then each time you finish a wash, clean and dry the door seal.
At least once a week, depending on how often you wash, do a hot wash with powder, but no clothes in.
This is called a maintenance wash.
This should solve your problem.
The door seal probably got into its present condition because of several different reasons, namely:washing at too low a temperature-not using sufficient powder- amongst other things.
the mould is actually living bacteria, not a pleasant thought
Please positive feed back if you find this helpful
Cheers and good luck

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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SOURCE: metal ring aroound rubber seal fell off.

Start with the spring at the bottom, work the retainer around until the seal starts to pull away from the washer. Now grip the loop that the spring attaches to on the side that isn't in place and open the retainer. Push the retainer in place and release the spring.

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SOURCE: mold on rubber gasket front load washer

It is a long process trying to explain how to solve your problem, but if you go to the following site, you will find an in depth article on how to solve the problem.Just navigate to the article you want.
This should help you.

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SOURCE: bosh washing machine door rubber bellows are

are these stained like a black mould?

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Bosch Classixx - Rubber Door Seal - I heard the

Not recommended, tilt washer backwards, and work spring on with your fingers, slowly going round the inner lip of the seal, it helps if you can get someone to help by holding the spring in place as you work your round the seal.
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