To clean the rubber seal on a washing machine, use a clean rag and a spray bottle filled with a 10:1 ratio of water to bleach. It may also be necessary to reach behind the seal and remove hidden mold or mildew with the damp rag.Continue Reading
The rubber seal on front loading washing machines helps to keep water from leaking out, but also serves as a hiding place for mold, mildew, and dirty water to collect. To help keep the laundry coming out clean it is important to periodically clean this seal using the following steps:
Mix together a ratio of 10 parts water to 1 part bleach in a spray bottle. Gather a couple of clean rags for wiping down the seal.
Use one of the rags to remove visible mildew or mold from the top and underside of the rubber seal. It may be necessary to get between the sides of the seal and the washing machine to wipe away hidden mildew.
Spray down the entire rubber seal with the bleach and water mixture. Remember to spray between the sides of the seal and behind it with the mixture. Wipe it clean with the second rag.
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