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Mold build up around rubber in washer drum. Can

Mold build up around rubber in washer drum. Can not even scrub off with bleach .

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I had this disgusting problem and learned from a chemist on line:
1) Use HE detergent.
2) Use a TINY amount of detergent.
I use about a tablespoon = 2 short pumps on the Tide dispenser. It is sufficient to totally clean the clothes without feeding the black mold. You will be surprised. The chemist described how a tiny amount does all that is necessary to rearrange the molecules to make dirt magnets. The detergent manufacturers encourage overuse. All the excess detergent just pollutes freshwater after having served no purpose.
3) Leave the door slightly ajar at all times for air circulation. I used the plastic cup lid from the liquid detergent as a prop.
4) I cleaned with citric acid (Glisten for dishwasher cleaning) and though it is still somewhat stained, there is no active growth.
5) With the above precautions, I do not have to be constantly cleaning the gasket.

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Buy affresh washer cleaner. You can order it over the internet and this should take the mold off and then if you use this regularly like the package explains it will keep the washer from molding. I use this stuff on all the front loaders that come into my shop. This stuff works great.

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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Hello. Welcome to a "nature of the beast" situation with cleaning your washer. These washers are a lot more user intensive than the older ones. I'm a tech and tell all my customers to build a CLEANING KIT consisting of the following:
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FOR CLEANING THE BELLOW(RUBBER BOOT THAT MAKES THE DOOR SEAL)
Dunk a wash cloth or 2 in the water/bleach solution, squeeze out enough water so that the cloth is very wet but *not* dripping, carefully place the cloths in the fold of the bellow and wipe around and around, repeating the dunking and squeezing as often as needed. DON'T BE ROUGH, DO NOT USE DENTAL TOOLS ANYWHERE NEAR THE BELLOW--if you puncture it, it will leak and have to be replaced. You can use a toothbrush or scrub brush as long as you are gentle with the scrubbing. Take your time and try to remove as much of the mold as possible.
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Mold growth is a common problem due to tight seals and poor drainage.
Pull back the rubber or plastic around the tub or basin to reveal the problem. You should also check your detergent dispenser as this is another common area for mold growth. Remove any visible mold. You can use a solution of water and dish detergent or bleach (1 part bleach to 10 parts water). You could also use bleach wipes to do this depending on how stubborn the mold is.
Because of the set-up of the washer, mold can also tend to grow in pipes, traps, and outside the drum where you can't see it.
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3. Switch to powder and/or low-sudsing detergent.


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