Asked on Oct 8, 2017

How can I get the mold off of my front load washer seal?

Kauai Breeze


No matter what I try I can not get the mold off of the seal on my front load washer. There has to be something that I can do besides replacing the seal.

1 answer
  • Kauai Breeze
    on Oct 8, 2017

    You can remove the seal and put it in a sink with hot water and bleach. After it soaks a little while, scrub it well, then reinstall it. Check You Tube for instructions on how to remove the seal. There should be two small holes to let the water drain out of the seal - they frequently get blocked with lint, so clean the holes if you see water collecting in the seal. Always keep your washer door open a few hours to let the drum and seal dry after you are finished.
    • Janet
      on Oct 8, 2017

      Thank you so much for this info.
      Since a plumber said it wasn't worth
      replacing since it would happen again the easiest thing for me was to empty the washer and put on a long hot cycle with 2 cups of regular vinegar inside. Before that I sprayed plain vinegar into the folds of the moldy rubber rim and let that soak about 40 minutes first. It was greatly improved. Think I'll do it again in 4-5 months!
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