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MOLD We bought the new Frigidaire frontloader in 2006, now just under 3 years later the washer is full of mold in the plastic gasket at the washer-entry. It is disgusting. When I first noted it, I tried manually cleaning it with bleach and this did not work. I tried empty vinegar washes, this did not work. Finally, I have ignored it and now our clothes smell like mildew! Our entire washroomn, even, stinks of old, and mold. Surely, this is a product defect that demands attention by the manufacturer. I am up for action.

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Hello Friend, Sounds to me like you have a problem with the quality of your water supply going into your washer. Water quality could be a possibility. If the water contains alot of micro-organisms this could be the problem. When you are not using your front load washer the door remains closed trapping in moisture causing mold and mildew to grow. If you just repeat the cleaning process once again with bleach you should'nt have this problem anymore if you leave the washer door partially open when not in use. Happy to help, Tim.

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