My wife wanted a new washer because of mold that left towels smelling musty after one use. I learned about adding Borax to the wash cycle every so often, directly into the tub, but that still left the tray... which was exceptionally bad. It took all of about 1/2 hour to disassemble the washer enough to remove the tray, tray housing, and all the hoses that attach. That included removing the top, door, control panel, a panel behind the control panel, the door surround panel, and the panel beneath the door surround panel. I soaked the tray, tray housing and assocaited moldy plastic parts in hot water and bleach overnight. The next morning, I powerwashed them. The only mold I could not get to was a thin layer where forced water is dispersed to each different tray section (detergent, softener,bleach) simply because that part of the tray housing does not come apart. It is molded together. It sounds like a lot, but if you know a handy man, it is not too terrible. Much cheaper than buying a new one and the cost to me was about 2 hours and a cup of bleach. I get get to the seal fine to clean now an again, but I am definitely going to take measures with continued use of Borax to keep the tub fresh and removing the tray in between loads. I thought doing a load of whites with bleach would help, but it will not help with the tray at all based upon the design.