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Mold around the front gasket

I have owned a FRIGIDAIRE front-loading washer (GLTF2940FE1) for 2 years, and the machine has developed a layer of mold on the front gasket by the door. How do I remove this mold without damaging the gasket, and is there a way to keep the mold from returning? I also guess there is mold in other parts of the washer, and this may be part of the problem. I rarely use bleach to wash my clothes. It help the problem if I were to use bleach more frequently?

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SOURCE: clothes are being stained by straight lines like from a pencil

keep the rubber gasket really clean! had the same problem and reg cleaning worked...no more brown lines!

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Black mold growing on gray rubber boot inside door.

Leave washer door slightly ajar after use to air out any moisture. Should prevent any future mold.

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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Hello Friend, Sounds to me like you have a problem with the quality of your water supply going into your washer. Water quality could be a possibility. If the water contains alot of micro-organisms this could be the problem. When you are not using your front load washer the door remains closed trapping in moisture causing mold and mildew to grow. If you just repeat the cleaning process once again with bleach you should'nt have this problem anymore if you leave the washer door partially open when not in use. Happy to help, Tim.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Describe your Frigidaire GLTF2940FE1 Front Load

Run a cycle with just bleach and detergent, no clothes.

Posted on Mar 29, 2010

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SOURCE: mold on rubber gasket

The door seal need to be pulled almost inside out to be a able to thoroughly clean it. I usually use a 50-50 mix of bleach water but other cleaning products like oxyclean may work better. After cleaning run a load with no clothes in it to remove any residue. Now if the mold has gotten deep into the rubber and still looks blackish after cleaning it will get moldy real soon and replacement will be the only solution. The key is from day one to leave the door open as you do and also wipe the door seal with a towel after each use. Not to defend frigidaire but most of the other brands have the same issues, some worse. If you need to replace the door seal or if the wire ring pops off when cleaning here is a link that should help http://appliancehelponline.com/washerdoorseal.html

Posted on Jul 13, 2010

Testimonial: "Did not know we could replace the seal. yes, the mold has stained the gasket. Thanks, will check this out."

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