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Hello Warren, W/D here.

With the washer door open, feel around the inside of the bellows seal, where it abuts the tub. You'll probably feel grit and debris, possibly some pet hair, too. Wipe all the way around with a paper towel, and get as much as you can. Next, mix up a 50-50 bleach/water solution, with just a small amount of dish washing detergent in it and wash the bellows seal liberally, topside and underside. Pour the remainder into the washer's tub, followed by two cups of bleach. Fill the dispensing cups (detergent/bleach/softener cups with bleach, and run the longest, hottest cycle available with the hottest rinse cycle available (for our machine, it is the "sanitary" cycle).
Follow this with a regular cycle to flush out any bleach residue.
One more thing: between wash days, leave the door open. This cuts down on the moisture in the machine, and reduces the ability of the washer to breed mold and germs.
You may have to do this from time to time, but this method will stretch the cleanings way out.
Best regards, --W/D--

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The best thing to do is replace the rubber boot.

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