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Kenmore goo/gunk I noticed a buildup of goo/gunk inside the gasket of the front door of the washer. at first i thought it somehow came from our well water. It smells like dirt, is gooey, brown, and just plain disgusting. I have been cleaning it out every couple weeks, which is when i notice a buildup. Does anyone know what this gunk is, and where does it come from?

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  • eboonie Aug 22, 2008

    Thank you anyway, NGFAM2, but the washer is running fine so I don't think I need service. I know that other people have the gunk in their washers, but I want to know what the gunk is and why does it build-up?

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If it's a front load washer do not put to much soap in it!This can gunk it and cause the bearings and seal to go bad!
Follow the washer directions for detergent amounts.
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Thank You ngfam2


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