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What can I do to keep mold out around the front rubber piece in my washer?

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Try leaving the door open when not in use, just enough to let air in. If its a big problem and its because its not being used much then leave a open box of baking soda inside, while not using it. Don't forget to take it out when your going to use it again.

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