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SMELL IN WASHER MODEL #MAH5500BWW AND BLACK MOLD

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  • taznotadevil Mar 14, 2009

    The black mold around the gasket area of the door is pretty bad. I think the gasket may have to be replaced. Will Maytag do it for free??? Do they have another fix that they will perform for free??

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If you are using a high efficiency front loader than you suffer from the same symptoms that these front loaders typically have. The infamous bad smell and mold.. This is quite common because the front loaders actually seal the wash tub area with a water proof gasket around the door and left closed, the leftover water that gasket will get musty and if left untreated, may develop mold. Home Depot sells AFFRESH tablets that you cycle thru the qwasher about once a month and that usually does the trick.. The less desirable method is to wipe the gasket area with a towel or equivalent and leave the washer door open or partially open to air dry. That's been my experience.. Hope that helps !

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