Question about Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer
How do I clean the mold off of the gasket to the door? I have tried scrubbing it off, but that did not remove all of the mold. We have mold on the door gasket. It cannot be cleaned off. The front lint trap cannot be fully cleaned, as well as the area just under the front bottom of the drum. If we leave clothes in the washer for an hour or longer after the cycle has finished, the clothes reek and I have to use an odor remover on them.
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 thoroughly 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.
Posted on Aug 05, 2015
Run an all hot water cycle using hilex bleach should kill the smell and mold
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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