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Build up of black "gook"

Whenever my washing machine sits for a small period of time, my machine gets a funny odor and I notice that there is black 'gook'under the rubber seal around the door. It seems to be more noticeable when I use fabric softener. Is there a remedy to this problem?

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I also have had issues with a bad smelling LG Tromm 2277 washer when we leave the door closed after using it. One note on the LG site mentions that soap/scum buildup on the washer drum can encourage mold growth. They suggested running an empty wash load and then pause it after the water fills and add a hot tub cleaning product (Whirl Out - I got it at Lowe's) and restart the load. This stuff should help remove the soap scum and limit the smelly mold growth. My washer does not smell as bad after using it. I also have run an empty cycle with only bleach using the very hot sanitary load setting.

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Make a boil wash (with no clothes and detergents) put in the powder's drawer a cup of bicarbonate of soda. It should clean the machine and move out the bad smell. Good luck!

Posted on Aug 20, 2007

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