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Kenmore washer smells/mildew on rubber

My mother and I bought the same inexpensive Kenmore frontload washer about 2 years ago. They both smell horribly (I am trying the earlier solutions) plus my softener will not drain (trying that also). Our questions - the rubber that the door closes into is black with mildew. 1) Has anyone ever had that replaced? (we have sprayed with bleach) 2) Has it helped with the smell problem? 3) How did you get the smell out of your clothes and towels? 4)The detergent drawer holder (the part permanently attaced to the washer)has mildew inside. I have sprayed bleach and wiped, but I can't remove all. Please help! Thank you.

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Can one purchase or order the detergent drawer holder (the part permanently attaced to the washer)has mildew inside? it is 970 serises

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The smell problem is actually because of the softener....its nassssty stuff it coats the interior of the washer and forms a grease like residue. I would use Washer Magic (available at all appliance parts retailers) (only half the container in front loaders) and a hot wash. Also keep spraying the boot with bleach and water soluiton every few hours it will dissappear after awhile. please rate my help

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