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Preventing Mold in Front-Loading Washers

Preventing Mold in Front-Loading Washers

If mold is a problem in your front-loading washer, there’s a way to fix and prevent it.

The popular front-load washing machine is found in many homes these days. But that doesn’t mean everyone is used to using them. Unfortunately, some find themselves struggling to prevent mold from building up in their front-loading washers. If you sense mold growing in your front-loading appliance, have no fear. There are a few things you can do to prevent the issue from happening in the first place, and there are also steps you can take once the mold has started to set in. Here are some helpful tips to prevent mold from taking over your front-loading washer.

The Gasket Is Usually To Blame

One of the first things you should do if you see mold in your front-loading washer is to check the gasket. The gasket is the rubber seal around the perimeter of the washer’s door. Ultimately, it is this component that prevents water from leaching out of the machine and thereby turning your laundry room into a total swampy mess. However, gaskets have plenty of crevices that are prime places for a build-up of moisture. As a result, it’s no surprise that gaskets are the leading cause of mold for front-loading washing machines. 

Tips To Prevent Mold From Growing In Your Front-Loading Washing Machine

For front-loaders, homeowners should consider taking a few of these key steps to prevent mold from ever visiting their washing machine. Always removing the laundry promptly can help stave off mold and mildew. Using HE laundry detergent can also be a great way to alleviate mold growth. Furthermore, just by avoiding liquid fabric softeners, you can save your front-loading washing machine from ever seeing any mold growth. Cleaning the gasket, glass, and dispenser are additional ways homeowners can stave off mold from making an appearance in their front-loading washing machines. 

Bottom Line

There are few things worse than finding mold growing in your front-loading washing machine. However, taking the necessary steps to prevent mold growth can be the best way to keep your front-loader free of mold throughout the year.

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