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Same problem. Stinky, moldy, gunky. Clothes won't clean.

Same problem. Stinky, moldy, gunky all around the opening, inside the lip of the rubber seal. i am washing clothes twice. how's that for efficient? i am very discouraged - laundry is a pain but it should at least result in clean clothes. i wish Frigidaire would stand by their product.

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First take a gallon o bleach pour it in on hot and run,then from know on after washing leave the door open so it can dry out and not mold between loads.

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