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Musty mildew smell

My washer has a continuous musty smell. I've called LG and they recommended putting it through the sanitary cycle with bleach once a week and leaving door open for 2 hours after last cycle. This is so inconvenient. Noticed water sits under rubber gasket that seals the door. This is obviously a design flaw. Any suggestions?

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It is the same with all the front load machines out there. I do a bleach load once a week and always leave the door unlatched. All washers always have some water left in them. You can also wipe the gasket down with a weak bleach and water mix on a rag it will help also.

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