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The fabric softener dispenser on my washing machine is moldy. How can I clean it and keep it clean?

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I would suggest you to run it through a cycle with bleach and detergent in the machine but nothing else. Then run a load of towels with vinegar and detergent in it. Have an old Magic Chef washing machine that had the same problem. Turned out that the problem was coming from the bleach dispenser. Never used it for that always just put the bleach in the machine after it was full of water and before putting in the clothes.

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