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Front load wash smells moldy

We love our LG front loader, however it smells and the gray rubber ring looks stained with mold. Also, water stays trapped under the ring. I clean it after each use and leave the door open so that it dries out. I've run clorox through the system and sprayed every product known to man on inside the machine, but this only mask the odor for a short while. It's driving me crazy and making my laundry room smell bad. Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Aug 09, 2008

    I haven't noticed any mold in the machine but I do have a distinct mildew smell and it makes my clothes smell very unpleasant. Now my soap dispenser drawer is stuck closed. I am looking for a different washer, LG has been no help. Good luck in figuring out the mold problem, I will repost if I find a solution.

  • epblj Aug 11, 2008

    Same problem here! I have also tried bleach and leaving the door open to air out but doesn't help too much. I am disappointed in the LG washer and will not buy another. Too many problems! Am currently waiting on a tech to find out why it's not draining (error code oe). It's not the drain hoses! Have had other issues too. Disappointed!

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A few ideas to try but understand that these will not solve your problem 100%,.. To begin with. make sure you are using HE type detergent and use ONLY a few drops per load..any more than that will just end up damaging the front door hinge hardware and you will have to replace that... As for the mold problem.. that has plagued this type of washer for a while.. to my knowledge.. there is no known cure but you can buy Afresh tablets from ( home depot carries them) .. and run them thru a wash cycle about once a month ( more if necessary) .. they do seem to help a little,...I too have the same washer and have been most disappointed by the degree of problems it has had.. Also.. keeping the door open and wiping the gray gasket ( including the area that where water exits the washer..) may help a little too,...
Hope that helps...

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