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I have had my WM2677HSM Washer for a few years and I love it! However, some black mold and musty smell is evident on the Rubber sealer on the inside opening of the machine. I try to wipe it dry as often as I can, also leave the door open overnight to let it dry....but the unpleasant moldy smell persists. What can I do?? Kind Regards, Cathy

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