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Mold in Washer Dispenser Drawer

My 4 year old washer has dark mold growing n the back of the detergent dispenser drawer tray and housing. Bosch technician said that this growth started in the drum. My question is how did it start in the drum? I do Not have the usual problem with mold around the door seal.

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  • yelo Jan 24, 2008

    This seems to be a wide spread problem people are having with front-loader washing machines in the US, according to the research i've done on the web. So why isn't it a problem in Europe where front-loaders have been used for decades?

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The washing machine drawer keeps building up mould,this video will show you how to keep your soap draw clear and how to service the parts

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No its not what it is is the dispenser never gets air to it to dry it out what you need to do is pulcompletely out some need yanking out and some need to be pulled open and then push down at the back and pull that bit more once out u will need to put it in the sink wash the inside and th bottom of it now u will need to clean the inside of the washer were the dispenser goes the mouldwill be bad in there once done u can replace the dispenser now to stop this from happening once the washer has finished its cycle slightly open the soap drawer to let air get inside this will dry it out naturally and wont build the mould up again shown this to alot of my customers and it doesnt happen again let me know how it goes

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    peter gittos Jan 24, 2008

    it does happen alot over here aswell its just maybe its hotter over there then it is in england so its sweeting inside like i say m8 only thing you can do is open the soap drawer just a few mm after cycle as finished after its all been cleaned most of the washers i go out to have this problem

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