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Moldy gasket I have mold around on the gasket of my front load washer. I have a frigidaire Gallery series. I have mold also inside the gasket where there is like a lip you can stick your fingers in there and water just sits then turns black and gets moldy between washing. I have tryed bleach and wiping after every wash with a bleach rag but it still turns black and smells.

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It because the mildew is not just on the gasket, but it is in the tub and in the pump and discharge hose as well. You need to reduce/eliminate the mildew in those parts. There is a couple of things you should do to reduce the causes of mildew.

1. Run the machine once a month using hot water and two cups of vinegar to clean out the machine. You might need to repeat this a few times to completely clean out your machine.

2. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the about and type of laundry detergent to use with your wash. Using too much detergent causes a build up of detergent on the tub which encourages mildew growth.

3. After your final wash of the day, leave the door and laundry detergent open, wipe dry the gasket with a cloth.

4. If the above steps does not help, try a commercial product like Affresh.

Hope this helps you.

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