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Black mold on washer door seal

Seems like mold is building up on the door seal of our front load neptune washer. this can't be good, and it looks bad. how can i fix this?

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This is a very common problem with the neptune washers.
use a javex and hot water solution and scrub the rubber boot.
you should also do an acid wash. (hot wash with bleach, and no clothes) if there is mold on the boot it is inside the washer as well.

There is a way to prevent this. when the washer is not in use, hang a small towl on the washer door, and do not close the door.
this will allow for air movement in the washer

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