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If it's a recurrent problem, I'd go with Copper sulfate over bleach. The stuff is used as a herbicide, fungicide and pesticide, and 25 grams or so dissolved should render the tray lifeless. You can get copper sulfate at greenhouse supply stores and some hardware stores. If you can't find CuSO4-6H20, Bordeaux mixture should work as well. Bleach and its ...


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There are a number of steps that should be taken here, but the ultimate goal is clearly to come up with a better ventilation system. Remove the mold stricken areas. It's a pretty safe bet to cut 1 foot around them in each direction. Sanitize the area around the remaining areas. Bleach is less than ideal - if you can get a spray bottle of Concrobium from ...


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As it turns out, there is absolutely no ventilation in the bathroom whatsoever: This is the fan. It simply pushes air downward into the bathroom. It is not connected to any ventilation channel whatsoever. For others with this problem, examining your bathroom fan is definitely the first step. Afterward, examine other options like scraping the paint, ...


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Next to the other answers, I'd also make sure that your drain pipe has a proper siphon that blocks air from the drain going back into your machine.


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Does this mean my drain has been malfunctioning for some time? No, a malfunctioning drain does not cause mold by itself. How can I prevent this from growing back? If it is so important to you, you can disassemble the drain parts twice a month and clean them with bleach, but that stuff you think is mold is actually a mix of soap scum, toothpaste, lotions, ...


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Here's what I do for this exact problem, on a similar model from a different vendor: The clamp in the back is to bypass the safety switch. We drain the residual water out of the washer by removing the large object filter, after every load. Yours probably retains a similar amount of water. Then we leave the door open between loads, and sometimes run a ...


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First, let me say, you are far from the first person to have smell problems with washers, especially front loaded ones. This has been the topic of many conversations at home inspections and with concerned customers. I have had follow up consults with factory reps, appliance repair specialists and the like. the most common problem seems to be with the rubber ...


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Bleach and air. I would run empty bleach cycles (HOT) and let it air out. Repeat a few times. You don't want to have to take it apart to clean anything until you have tried this many times. On front loaders you need to keep the door open to prevent mold issues.



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