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Rubber Seal Holds Mold!

The rubber seal around the door has mold growing on it. I can't get rid of it and I can smell it when the door is opened. Tryed spraying it with bleach which can't be good for the rubber. Help?

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This is a problem that seems to show up on almost every front-loading washer due to the design of the rubber boot that attaches to the front of the machine. It is extremely important to wipe down the rubber after usage but even this doesn't always help. There are a couple of products out there that claim to get rid of the mold and smell, something called Purewasher that you could look up on www.smellywasher.com and also something that whirlpool sells for this purpose.

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