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Soap dispenser keeps filling with water after everyload. I have to empty after load. The dispenser is also growing mold.

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You should clean the soap dispenser regularly by removing it from the washer.
Some units have a release clip but some just need to be pulled out firmly by hand.

Then give the tray a very good clean as no soap residue should be present. It sounds like the fabric conditioner cycle is filling the relevant tray section but unable to drain through blockage.

Should be pretty straight forward to remedy.

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Proper cleaning and caring for your hydration packs

Properly caring for your hydration packs will help to prevent and clean up mold should it build up in your pack. To prevent mold from building up to begin with after every use you should be emptying the pack and letting it hang upside down to air dry.

Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda or bleach with hot water, pour the solution into the hydration pack and mix it up well. After mixing hold the pack or hang it upside down, and pinch the bite valve to let the solution fill the tube. This will clean out the tube that the water comes out of. Allow this solution to sit in the pack for 30 minutes.

After letting the cleaning solution out, fill the pack with hot water and a mild soap. Make sure that you get all the bleach and soap out of the pack before you use it again.

When you get all the soap and bleach mixtures out of the pack hang it upside down to air dry. If you are going to pack it up and put it away make sure that there is no mosture in it otherwise you will start to grow mold.

If you care for your hydration pack on a regular basis then you shouldn't need to follow these instructions all the time. Just emptying and hanging upside down to air dry is usually all you need, but its safe to every once in a while to do a thorogh cleaning.

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If it is inside, it is probably mold growing. Front loaders are much more susceptible to mold growth as they seal up tighter, and we all tend to keep the door closed when it is not in use.
Clean the inner door and bellows surfaces with a 50/50 bleach/water solution, applying liberally, and dump the rest into the tub of the washer. Add 1 more cup of bleach to the tub. Fill all of the dispenser cups with bleach. Run the hottest , longest cycle available with the hottest rinse cycle available. For us, it is the "sanitary" cycle. Run a normal cycle immediately thereafter to flush out residual bleach, and leave the door open. The cleaning along with the air drying will keep the mold from growing, and reduce the odors that these machines are famous for. Leave the door open between loads.

Best regards, --W/D--

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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.
You can run an empty load on the hottest water setting with 1 cup or more of bleach. Run an empty load on the hottest water setting with 1 cup or more of vinegar. Use a product designed to attack build-up from detergents and fabric softeners. Call a repair man to service the parts of the machine you can't see or attempt to do it yourself
However Mold needs moisture to grow. Leave your washer door and detergent dispenser cover open in between loads to allow for complete drying. This will dramatically decrease or eliminate the problem.
2. clean the machine monthly to stay away from the problem.
3. Switch to powder and/or low-sudsing detergent.

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My Maytag front loading washer constantly gets a build up of moldy looking stuff on the inside of the tub. What can I do to clean it off (bleach doesn't do it!) and what do I do to keep it off!!????

Hi. I have seen where some people leave their washer door open when it isn't being used to help with this issue. There are also various chemicals available to help with this issue. What I find to be most preferable is to clean the strainer, and flush the washer thoroughly. Here's how:
1. Remove and clean the strainer. It is located at the front base of the washer, behind the kick panel. The strainer is located between the drum and the pump, being connected to the drum with a rubber hose. Usually, the strainer unscrews. Clean it thoroughly, and look up into the pump cavity. Remove any debris that you find there also.
2. Flush the washer. Use a solution of soapy water and bleach to wipe down the seal face, and in the grooves of the seal where mold tends to grow. Wipe it down, let it sit so it can work, then wipe it down again. Pour 1 cup of bleach in the machine. Fill the dispenser cups (soap,bleach and softener) with bleach. Run an extended sanitary load, empty, with the hottest water selectable. After running, run one more empty cycle to flush the system completely.
This should have your washer clean and sanitary. Repeat the bleach washes monthly or more often, based on what you see and smell.
Some detergents are more condusive to allowing mold to grow than others. You can make a detergent that has borax, sodium carbonate and a mild soap in it. This has been satisfactory for us, and we can wash a load for ~.02 cents per load. You can look into this by going to YouTube, if you like. Type in Laundry detergent in the search bar.
Best regards, --W/D--

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I have mold growing where the rubber seal is around the door. I have a ine year old and I am worried about washing his clothing.

A nicely moist area,
...could try to kill all the mold with dilute chlorox (put some in a spray bottle--can also use on feet after the gym to prevent contamination from athlete's foot/feet)(or the shower mold killers which usually just have chlorox [sodium hypochlorite or similar]); then in future leave the door ajar when not in use so the area can dry (assume front loading), and if it is the large gasket style that still leaves a moist area behind itself--could put a wedge like a popcicle stick or few to allow air behind the gasket.
...any mold that is visible and therefor in contact with the clothes going in and out, should be easily removed...there should not be any mold in the washing compartment as the bleach and hot water used for whites would always kill the mold; so the only contact point is at the exterior (cleanable) when removing finished clothes.
..likely there is plenty of mold exposure in his environment beyond this----this is nothing like the problem with flood contaminated walls/floors and unseen mold that could spew forth significant amounts of spore load.

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