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Mold i have a bad mold problem in my front load washer. how do u clean and how do you keep it from happening again?

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Re: mold

This is a typical problem with most front load washers and is due to moisture inside the washer being unable to dry out in between washes because of the air tight rubber gasket. The only consistent solution I've seen for this problem is to leave the washer door ajar in between washes which will allow the moisture to air-dry and the conditions for mould growth are thus prevented.
I realise that this my present a safety concern for households with small pets or children and I'm not sure what the solution is in that case. Running a wash with bleach is one way to clean the washer. Maytag now also has a product called Affresh which has been designed specifically to combat this problem:

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

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My LG front loading washer smells like wet clothes that have been in the washer for months? Musty smell?washer overnight? Strong smell of musty old clothes

This is caused by the biomass built up inside the tub of the machine. This can also be caused by a moldy door boot. You need to scrub your door boot between the tub and the door. Water settles in the bottom of it and molds. Once you clean this, order affresh washer cleaner for your machine. This kills all the biomass built up in the tub and removes the smell. You will put all three tablets in the drum and run on the longest hottest wash available. When this is completed your machine should smell much better. To keep this from getting so bad again... Keep the washer door cracked open between cycles. This keeps the inside from smelling. Hope this helps

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two ways to remove the mold one you can either get some vinegar and water or bleach and water and sit with a bucket and a spong and scrub away on the mold areas or you can goto your local home depot and look for a product they sell called AFFRESH which is a product that not only cleans a front load washer it also prevents this mold occurance in the future you may need to use more then one tablet in order to clean you unit if you have never used AFFRESH before if you have any further questions message me back Thanks again Rick

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some people use vinegar and water and run a hot wash with the unit empty i have found that when cleaning out any smell in a washer whether it be stagnant water smells or mold the one thing that works the best is a product they sell at home depot called AFFRESH it comes in two types one for the front load washer and another for dishwashers simply just add one tablet to your hottest wash without any clothes for heavy mold sometimes il run it twice with two tablets separately it sells for about 8.99 per package and is a life saver of all front loaders if you have any further questions message me back and please remember to rank how this opinion has helped in your appliance situation this way I can keep helping people who have similar situations with there appliances Thanks again Rick

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The boot keeps getting moldy..yes, I ALWAYS leave the door open..even dry the folds with a towel. Its only a couple of years old! I have looked at other people's front loading washers..and noticed their...

In order for you to get rid of the mold, you have to get rid of it. Wash your boot seal with vinigar followed by bleach and antibiotic soap. Make sure to rinse well before loading any clothes afterwards. It would not hurt to run vinigar through your wash cycle followed by bleach either. You have to kill the mold or it will keep coming back and soap skum is a breeding ground for mold.

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That happened to me too. Check for mold and mildue around the inside seal, if you find anything BLACK, clean it up. Also, pull out the drawer where the laundry detr is and clean it as well. Also, when the washer is not in use keep the door open, this will cut down on the mold and mildue.

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This happens when you keep the door shut. Run an empty load with extra chlorine bleach to kill the mold spores. Keep the door open to prevent mold or mildew from growing again.

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