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Mold and smell

The seal on the front of the washer gets moldy and smells

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Re: mold and smell

This is a problem common to many front load washers. Besides being very important to wile the the rubber boot down thoroughly there are a couple of products that claim to get rid of the mold and smell. I, myself, have ***** tried these but you might want to give it a shot. One of them is called Purewasher and is offered on the site Some time ago Maytag came out with a Mildew/Odor kit that they may still provede. again, I don't know for sure how well it works but it too may be worth trying

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