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Cleaning the Door Seal - Front Load Washer

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Cleaning the Door Seal (bellows)

  1. Open the washer door and remove any clothing or items from the washer.
  2. Inspect the seal between the door opening and the drum for stained areas or soil buildup. Gently pull back the seal to inspect all areas under the seal and to check for foreign objects.

Cleaning of door seal (bellows)

  1. If stained areas or soil buildup are found, wipe down these areas of the seal

Dilute Liquid Chlorine Bleach Procedure:

  1. Mix a dilute bleach solution using 3/4 cup (177 mL) of liquid chlorine bleach and 1 gallon (3.8 L) of warm tap water.
  2. Wipe the seal area with the dilute solution using a damp cloth.
  3. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Wipe down the area thoroughly with a dry cloth and let the washer interior air dry with the door open.

IMPORTANT:  Wear rubber gloves when cleaning with bleach. Refer to the bleach manufacturer’s instructions for proper use.

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