- Use the appropriate amount of detergent because if you use too much, it will leave soap and film that can lead to mold growth.
- Make sure you remove wet laundry from the washer immediately after the cycle is done.
- Leave the washer door open after you finish doing laundry so it can dry out.
- Wipe the door seal and glass with a dry cloth after every use.
- Clean the soap dispenser on your washer on a monthly basis.
- Be sure to run a cleaning cycle every month consisting of hot water and a cup of chlorine bleach without any laundry in the machine.
- Use a dehumidifier to remove the humidity from the air, especially if your washer is in a damp area like a basement.
If you currently have a musty or moldy washer, you can clean the washer’s rubber gasket in the door thoroughly with a borate-based detergent and a scrub brush. Be sure to follow the directions on the detergent label, and don’t forget to rinse the detergent from the washer. Run a full wash cycle with hot water and a cup of bleach. Don’t add any laundry to the machine during the cycle, and open the door after the cycle is done.