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Re: Front door gasket whirlpool duet washer
Before replacing run a empty load with alot of bleach in it and then clean boot with a mold cleaner like kitchen cleaner w/bleach replacing the boot isnt something you want to do unless you have to do it (not easy) and the cost of the boot if you need any more help let me know and i will guide you thru the process of the boot bill
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need to clean the bellow ( rubber around door). theres a tablet you can buy called "Affresh". It will help to remove the moldy smell. just throw it in washer and run through a regular wash cycle. no clothes, just the tablet. If there is a clean cycle on the machine then use that cycle. Whenever you're finished washing, you should leave the door open for about 20-30 minutes so unit can air out. Also you should wipe around the glass and bellow after each use.
there may be some dirt or other things collecting in the drain boot attatch to the drain pump there is usually a plastic coin trap located inside the rubber boot his will cause a musty smell in the washer.as well as a moldy door boot seal.if the door boot is moldy it needs to be replaced.
The most common cause for a front loading washer to leak from the front door is a torn or detached gasket where that gasket attached to the machine.
Open the door and begin to pull the gasket away from the opening. Look for any problems. If you find a place where the gasket is not firmly secured to the opening, you can list that area up and glue (even with super glue) the gasket back down to the metal opening.
If you find gasket damage, it will need to be replaced.
You need to replace the rubber gasket around the front of the door. This gasket holds moisture and over time molds. Give us a call or email us and we;ll be sure to get the correct gasket out to you right away. We hope this helps and we hope to hear back from you real soon.
run an empty load in the washer but add 3 cups of vinager and set the washer to hat wash, this will help kill the smell, After you get done running it leave the door open this will stop it from happening again
if that's a front load washer your only supposed to use an he detergent designed for front load machines others can build suds that when they dry can cause odors also its recommended that you leave the door cracked when the washer is not being used