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The door seal has mold and mildew. It really

The door seal has mold and mildew. It really smells. How do I replace it?

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First try to clean it with clorox bleach. or some bathroom mold cleaner scrubing bubbles, ect
and if it still needs to be changed look on the computer and find the part shipped to you.

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I have a he2t wash comes out smelling like mildew really tired of it please do not tell me to leave the door opened I do still smells


The trick is to clean the interior using regular detergent, baking soda, and hot water; run a complete cycle without any laundry in it. Wash the rubber boot where the door seals with same mixture at which point the interior should smell fresh and clean. Now is the time to leave the door open after use so that the remaining moisture can evaporate out to prevent mold growth. Hope this helps!

Sep 23, 2010 | Kenmore 44072 Front Load Washer

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FOUL, MUSTY, MOLDY ODOR THAT GETS INTO CLOTHES. CLOTHES SMELL BAD


If this is a Kenmore Elite front loader, such as the one you posted this question under, the odors generally come from mold, mildew, and/or debris in the drainage system. The following link explains some preventive measures you can try that will minmize odor problems and prevent the develpment of harmful mold and mildew:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608512-getting_rid_front_loader_mildew_odor

If you have a serious mold or mildew problem on the door bellow and cleaning doesn't help, you may need to replace the seal to get rid of the problem. The following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574186-installing_a_door_bellow_on_a_front_load

Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

Prices vary between sites, so shop and compare. The first three sites listed also have helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying the parts you may need.

If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this information is helpful to you.

Jul 07, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Whole in seal and a smell


Is the hole, or a tear? If its a hole, that's the normal hole to get the excess water out of the door gasket. If there is a tear, you'll need to replace the door gasket. The smell you get, is due to not leaving the door open, you'll need to leave this, and the dispencer open all the time, when your not washing. The unit needs to vent, in order not to have build-up of mildew/mold.

Mar 28, 2010 | Hotpoint Washing Machines

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Awful smell! I drain it every cycle, I use the washer cleaner, everything! I am so sick of my towels smelling awful.


Sounds like the little flexible apron just in front of your washer drum has mildewed. Take a look and see if it is holding water, and look for mold while your'e at it. Use a good bathroom mold and mildew remover to kill the mess and deodorize it.

Mar 24, 2010 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

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I get lots of mould on the door seal - why? The machine also leaks when its empty or only half full


You won't notice the mold on other machines with black door seals because of the color. If your seal is gray, it is a normal thing. Chances are it really isn't mold, but a build up of crud. However in the off chance it is mold, spray the seal liberally with mildew remover, let sit and repeat until the mold is gone. . As for the leaking (assuming the leak is happening at the door), if it is a drip or two during the cycle, although it is not "normal" for this to happen, front loaders do often drip here and there. If you have more problems than a couple of drips, replace the seal. . Other leaks not at the door should be looked at. There aren't too many places it can really leak. It should be easy to find.

Nov 25, 2009 | Bosch Classixx WFL 2066 Front Load Washer

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Mold and mildew all around the seal.


The only solution here is for you to replace the door seal, and in future, do more high temp washes, as the prob is caused by doing too many low temp washes, ie: 40--50 degree temp washes, this causes build up of bacteria and the like.
Please rate my solution.
Thanks.

Oct 18, 2009 | Bosch Nexxt Premium WFMC6400UC Front Load...

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Terrible odor from rubber seal around door. Don't know how to remove seal


Front loaders are known for building up mold and the smell.
It’s caused by using liquid detergent which is made from animal fat. Use powder. And use the minimum amount.
It’s caused by using fabric softener. Dilute it 50/50 with water.
It’s caused by the water remaining in the tub between washes. Leave the door open to allow it to dry. .
Pull the rubber door seal back and clean the mold off .
Affresh is recommended by some manufacturers. You run it through a wash cycle with it.

Oct 14, 2009 | GE WSXH208A Front Load Washer

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Mold and mildew in door. washed, cleaned, ran


the only thing you can do now is replaced the door boot seal. after replacement usually you have to leave the door open till completely dry or dy it with a towel after each wash

Sep 28, 2009 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

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Allways smells like mildew when open up


Yup, my front loader has the same issue. I found the rubber seal around the door has a fold in it that holds water and sometime candy wrappers and various stuff from pockets.
By wiping the fold in the seal out on occassion and not closing the door in between uses, the issue was resolved.

Jul 26, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Washer door ring has mildew on it and is causing my clothes to smell moldy. What can be done to get rid of this? I've used bleach, and cleaners directly on the rubber ring, but with out success.


Unfortunately, when mold and mildew impregnate the rubber door boots on these models, it's nearly impossible to get it to go away. I would recommend replacing the door boot and follow these diligent preventive measures to keep the problem from coming back: 1. Check the area in and around the door boot after each wash for lost articles of clothing like underwear and socks. Also, clean out any lint or debris that collects under the boot. You might want to think about using a mesh garment bag for small items in the future. 2. Wipe the area periodically with a towel to get rid of the accumulation of soap deposits and dirt. This means wiping BEHIND the door boot where it meets the wash tub as well. I recommend waiting until you get ready to do a load of towels. Clean the area with a towel, then throw it directly in the wash. 3. Leave the door OPEN between washes to allow the door boot to air dry. Due to the nature of these door seals, they seal air tight and create an environment for mildew and mold to grow. 4. Run the washer with no load on the hottest cycle you have with nothing but bleach about once a week to keep bacteria to a minimum, and to flush the drain lines and pump. The door boot costs about $80 to replace, but it may be your only solution to getting rid of the smell and bacteria. Let me know if you decide to replace it. I can give you some pointers.

Jul 28, 2007 | Kenmore 44072 Front Load Washer

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