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The loading door gasket-- the big rubber liner doesn't drain

The loading door gasket-- the big rubber liner right inside the washer (not attached to the door)doesn't completely drain and there seems to be mould around the edges-- there is a mouldy smell when the door is open. Should it completely drain?

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Some front loaders have a door boot drain hole, most do not and it is normal for some water to accumulate at bottom of boot. To help with mold and mildew use a washing machine cleaning solution, follow directions. Also a bleach solution of 2 parts water 1 part bleach sprayed on area helps. If mildew is really bad, nothing will completly remove it. Make sure you use only a high efficiency detergent.

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