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How do you clean the mould build up off the flexible door seal of a front loading machine. Can I take out the door seal safely to do it. Westinghouse front loading washing machine model LF711C

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Bleach:Water solution 1:2 should kill the mould effectively.

What they should have told you when you bought this machine and what it almost certainly says in the owners manual is that front-loading washing machines, all brands, are prone to this problem. You must wipe the rubber gasket/door seal off when done using. Every time.

Dumb, I know, but necessary.

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