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Mold has collected around the drum seal. When I wash whites and use bleach it helps but the mold comes back. This is the worst washer I have ever owned. Water collects in the seal. I should not have to dry the seal after use. This is a design problem in my opinion.

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  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2008

    mould around seal

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    mold black collects in the washer



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There is some maintenance that goes along with the unit. Leaving the door open and drying the gasket. Make sure you are using a HE branded detergent and don't use too much fabric softener. If you use affresh, . it will help the maintain the unit as well.
Lg does have a service bulletin out now that will help with this. The front of the tub has to be changed, the gasket and the bottom counter weight. The new gasket will have a drain hose
go to this link,
go down and you will see a file ending in .ppt it is a powerpoint file and it will have the part numbers pictures etc.

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I understand that you have a mold smell developing inside of your Frigidaire washer. I would normally recommend using a clean wash cycle with either one cup of bleach or one pouch of Tide Washing Machine Cleaner. If you do not have a clean wash cycle on your washer you could also use hot water and a regular cycle with a cup of bleach to clean out your washer.

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Step one: Identify the source. Try switching to a high efficiency powder detergent instead of liquid. (Suds collect in nooks and crannies.)
Step two: Clean. First wipe the inside of the washer, especially the area where the door seals to the inside. Mold can collect around the insides and folds of the rubber seals. Get in there and make sure you cleaned it all. You could use bleach or Pinesol.
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Bleach kills is a very effective mold spore killer. For killing mold you need a strong solution.

  1. The ratio is 1cup of bleach for every 10cups water. If you don't mix it like this it will not be as effective.
  2. You will run your washer on a max load with hot water (no clothes in the washer for this) and let it fully cycle through.
  3. This is gonna be real fumey so make sure you are ventilating things real good. Maybe do this during the day when the windows can be opened wide open.
  4. Bleach also stains so wear clothes that can be ruined.
  5. Wear eye ware and protective gloves.
  6. After the washer cycles all the way through run it though a rinse cycle to make sure all the bleach and mold has been removed.
  7. This will kill that mold dead.

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