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mold & front load washer :(

Just discovered it and it's disgusting :( I've researched how to clean the mold off, but I'm getting different answers! What have you ladies used? Or what would you recommend? Vinegar, bleach, etc?

 Thanks!

Re: mold & front load washer :(

  • I used a magic eraser on mine, but I have learned that you are supposed to keep the washer door open when not in use. Apprent;t the seal is so thight on them that the left over moisture does not evaporate like in tip load. And that is what cuases the mold.
  • Thanks for posting this.  I have a front load washer and the same issue.

     

  • Buy the Clorox front loader cleaner and run the "clean washer cycle" option. You really have to do this every month and keep the door open between loads from now on. I keep an old towel on top of the washer and wipe down the inside after each wash cycle
  • i have only had my front load for a short while but im glad i saw this!

     you'd think leaving the door open would cause the hinges to bend and make the door not close properly?

    but i may hafta start doing that too just in case..

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  • No harm done to your door, Promise. If you read the instruction manual, it will tell you to do the same thing!
  • Thank you ladies! First house, first washer and dryer that we ever purchased...there's a lot to learn!
  • I leave the door open and wipe down with an old towel after every use.

    I also close the laundry room door so the cat doesnt try to nap in there.

  • My manual suggested leaving the door open between uses. I also leave the soap dispenser open to let that dry out too.

    There are also some products you will find near the laundry detergent for cleaning the front loader like Affresh.

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    No harm done to your door, Promise. If you read the instruction manual, it will tell you to do the same thing!

     

    haha sounds good! thanks!

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  • I'm a lurker here, but yeah, keep that door open. I've had a front loader (on my 2nd one now) for 10 years (and my mom always had one too) and NEVER had any mold problem. We've always just kept the door open in between uses and never had a problem with doors.

    So yeah, clean it off (use some form of bleach or chlorox), then run it empty (or with whites that can take bleach) and you'll be good to go.

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  • When we bought our front loaders we were told that this could happen.  I keep a rag by the washer and whenever I am done I dry the rim of the washer with it.  That has seemed to help.
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