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How do you clean the door gasket? It has black stuff on it.

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Once a month bleach machine out and clean out soap and softner dispenser,so lets start cleaning you are going to need a powerful-pool shock and put 1/4 of the bag in the soap area,you well need to let it soak for 24hrs. cause you have mold in every inch of the machine.Now run the machine on cold water.After machine has gone through all cycles.Open door you may need to clean door seal with a old tooth brush,and you may need to lift seal to check underneath.after seals are clean and dispencer is cleaned were dispencer goes make sure its clean as well. after use always keep door open and dry out dispencer after each use.always use a 1/4 of a cup of clorox2 for HE. and clean machine out this should stop ths problem.

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