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Hi, There is a lot of good advice on YouTube. Type in "smelly washer" or "washing machine mold" and you'll have lots to consider.
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Bleach and water solution will get rid of the mold but will not deter future buildup. To prevent future growth of mold leave door open to dry out. Mold likes to grow in damp dark places. Hope this helps

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