What You Need:

  • Old towel
  • Liquid chlorine bleach
  • Water
  • Old toothbrush
  • White Vinegar

How to:

  1. Step 1:
  2. Use a towel to dry inside the gasket which is the rubber rim around the opening.
  3. Spray with a solution of one part liquid chlorine bleach and 2 parts water
  4. SScrub with an old toothbrush
  5. Wipe away residue and any remaining bleach with a paper towel or rag
  6. Step 2:
  7. Fill the detergent dispenser with white vinegar
  8. Run the hottest cycle with the washer empty
  9. Step 3:
  10. Keep wildew from returning by drying the gasket and leaving the door slightly open after each load of wash
  11. Repeat the vinegar wash step every month or as needed

Warnings & Cautions:

Never combine chlorine bleach and vinegar in the same container. Always wipe bleach residue away after cleaning the gasket.

Linda Says:

Once you follow the deep cleaning directions above, leaving the door open will, hopefully, solve the problem
Cleaning Tip Title: Getting Rid of Smell in Front-Load Washer
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  2. How do I get the smell out of my front-load washer
  3. Mold on washer gasket
  4. My washer smells
  5. Smelly washer
  6. Why does my washer smell
  7. Getting smell out of washer
  8. My front-loader stinks
  9. Why does my washer smell like mold

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