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Mold remain in rubber rim of washer

There are black mold on the rubber rim of the washer and very smelly odor when washer is in use. Can I replace the rubber rim to get rid of the odor.

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Hi Qqiustin.There are couple of solution for this,you can try that before attempt to change door gasket.1- Run machine empty on Cotton 95C cycle,while it's intaking water add 300ml of bleach.(It could produce some foam but let it go & finish it's cycle)That progress will clean your machine & mould on the door gasket should get disappeared.Alternatively you can try EXIT MOULD or likely products on the super market sells.Follow the instruction.Goodluck.Thanks.

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