My Maytag (MAH5500B) gasket has mold..My mom has the same washer and her is broken..her gasket dosn't have any mold so I want to change the gasket. Do you know how to take out the drum and change the gasket? I don't want to take the washer apart more than I have to.
Remove the door hinges and plastic covers on the unused hinge screw holes on the opposite side of the door opening (door is reversable, so there are places to mount hinges left and right). Front panel will now snap out at top and lift off lower spring clips. One screw on each side will now release top panel and it will hinge up. Prop up with broom handle or something. Now you can get at everthing. Rubber gasket is held onto drum with a cable loop and very strong spring. It rolls off the lip easily to disassemble but is VERY difficult to get back on without special tools or at least two people. We used strong vice grips and much struggling and sweat, and #@*&%[email protected] and finally got it on without damage to the new gasket. Door side of rubber gasket is easy in comparison with rubber tabs inserted into slots and working the gasket into a groove. Hose clamp at bottom of rubber gasket to connect drain hose.
Washer front load door boot seal kit with drain, plug and clamp. Gray rubber.
$81.50 my gasket was replaced with a "mold free gasket" so i though - now the problem is back again (pull back gasket & look under there - bleach has little or no effect in removing the mold - guess i'll shell out 81.50 for a new gasket. i'll remember this.....when i buy a new machine.
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I have been struggling with the same issue for a long time. Regular bleach and mold-killing products did not work. But I just tried Clorox "Washing Machine Cleaner" and was amazed. I scraped off the loose mold from the rubber gasket and then painted on the product, which is thicker than bleach. After about 20 min. I scrubbed it down with water and painted a second coat on the tough areas. No more mold. I also ran some through the machine per the instructions for good measure and ran another rinse cycle. I am in no way connected to Clorox, but I am so happy to be rid of this problem. Good luck.
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Run an empty load and as soon as water has filled and the washer begins to run, open the washer door (probably have to pause the washer via the control panel) and add 3 - 4 cap fulls of regular bleach. If you don't have regular bleach, you can try vinegar. After cycle completes, open washer and wipe the entire gasket with an old towel.
When washer is not in use, prop the door open so the inside can fully dry.
Please report back here with the results and if you are still having problems, we can take the next steps if needed.