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How do you get rid of the moldy smell in my front load LG WASHER?

How do you get rid of the moldy smell from the LG front load washer?

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If you smell mold, then you most likely have some growing in your machine. The only thing that will truly get rid of it is Chlorine Bleach. I would run an empty Normal hot water wash cycle with one cup of chlorine bleach-let it dry out with the lid/door open overnight and if necessary, repeat this the next day. Also get a cloth or sponge and, wearing gloves and old clothes, wipe down where you don't normally see things-like under the seal or agitator. Depending upon where your washer is located you may have to repeat this a few times but remember that mold likes WET places and keep your washer as DRY as possible when not in use.

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There are some products out there that you can purchase from any Walmart or Grocery chain but what works real well is a mixture of concentrated lemon juice and water. You can make a permanent solution for this use by taking a spray bottle and filling wih 2/3 water and the rest lemon juice, (concentrated), and praying this around the boot and then wiping dry.

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