Mold in Washing Machines

Energy Efficient  Front Loading Washing Machine can cause your laundry area as well as your clothes to have a mould or mildew type smell.  Also, you might get dark marks on one or more of your laundry items.  The odor and mark are caused by the rubber gasket that is located immediately inside the front door of the machine. The inner lining of the gasket is manufactured in such a way that water can collect at the bottom of the gasket causing the water to sit there between loads. The area inside the gasket gets no light and is damp and warm, which makes a perfect breeding ground for mould and mildew spores.

Manufacturers of these washers suggest that you always leave the door slightly ajar to allow air in. They also sell or recommend using a machine cleaning solution or small tablets that you can use in a wash cycle every two to three weeks to help clean the inside of the gasket. While doing these two things may help, they do not completely remove the mould, odor, or prevent the occasional marking of clothing.

Clean the inside of the gasket thoroughly using URE-OUT™ as follows, mix 4 ounces of URE-OUT  to a gallon of warm water and clean the inside of the gasket using a small, soft-bristled brush and a rag.

 

1) Spray liberally inside the gasket with the diluted URE-OUT 
2) Lightly scrub the gasket with a soft bristled brush 
3) Let sit for about 10-15 minutes
4) Wipe with a damp rag.
5) Repeat if necessary

 

You will be amazed at the amount of mould and mildew that you will remove. At this point, the mould and mildew will be eliminated and removed from the gasket along with the odor.  After thoroughly cleaning the gasket, spray some more of URE-OUT™  solution inside the whole circumference of the gasket and machine and allow to air dry.