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The front rim of my front load HE washing machine is moldy. How do I replace the part?

I have a Kenmore HE2plus front load washer. The front rubber rim has been moldy for some time. I have been unable to remove the mold with a bleach wash. Can i replace this part? I have heard that this is a common problem with these front load washing machines so there must be a simple solution.

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Manage My Life
I'm sorry to hear that you are having some difficulties with your Kenmore HE Washer. I did some research for you at and found an expert answer to a similar question that may help until your expert can respond to your specific question. The link is attached below. If you do decide to schedule service and have a qualified technician help you, I have also attached a link to I hope the provided links assist you.
by Manage My Life
October 5th, 2011
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Joey S
Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

Cleaning the bellow/boot periodically with a bleach and water solution and leaving the door cracked open will help prevent the boot from developing mildew/mold. I also added a link below with an answer that will pertain to your model and an image below with instructions.

How do I replace the door bellows in my HE2t washer?
by Joey S Earned 2,288 community points in Kenmore
October 7th, 2011
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