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How do I clean my front-load washer door seal?

Before cleaning the door seal, follow these steps: 

  1. Open the washer door and remove any clothing or items from the washer.
  2. Inspect the gray-colored seal between the door opening and the basket for soiled areas. Pull back the seal to inspect all areas under the seal and to check for small items.

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For regular cleaning of the interior:

Use affresh® tablets to keep the interior of your washer fresh and affresh® cleaning wipes around the door seal.

affresh® cleaners are available at many retailers. Find one here.

 

For cleaning detergent residue: 

Detergent residue may appear as white buildup on the door seal.

  1. Use an all-purpose cleaner that is recommended for appliance use and a sponge, cloth, or nonabrasive plastic scrubbing pad to clean this residue. Refer to the manufacturer's instructions for proper use of the cleaner.
  2. Wipe area thoroughly with a dry cloth and let the washer interior air dry with the door open.

For cleaning mildew: 

IMPORTANT: Wear rubber gloves when cleaning for prolonged periods. Refer to the liquid chlorine bleach manufacturer's instructions for proper use.

  1. Mix a dilute solution, using ¾ cup (177 mL) of liquid chlorine bleach and one gallon (3.8 L) of warm tap water.
  2. Wipe the seal area, including under the seal, using a cloth dampened with the bleach solution.
  3. Let stand for five minutes.
  4. Wipe area thoroughly with a dry cloth and let the washer interior air dry with the door open.

If you would like to download or view product literature for your appliance, please visit our Manuals and Literature page.

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