Cleaning the Rubber Gasket on a LG Washer

The rubber gasket on your LG washer is located inside the door.

Cleaning the Rubber Gasket on a LG WasherCleaning the Rubber Gasket on a LG Washer
This gasket helps seal the door tightly so that water does not leak out the door of your front load washer. Occasionally, the rubber gasket may become dirty or stained due to contact with soiled clothing or from a buildup of your laundry detergent settling into the creases and folds of the gasket. Cleaning the rubber gasket occasionally will keep it looking new and help extend it's life, reducing the likelihood of a leaky washer or a mess on your laundry room floor.

Mix 1/4 cup of liquid chlorine bleach into approximately 5 cups of hot water.

Dip a clean rag into the bleach and water mixture while wearing rubber gloves and eye protection. This will protect your eyes and skin from the bleach which could cause irritation, according to California State Polytechnic University.

Wring out the rag so that it is damp but not soaking wet.

Wipe the rubber gasket with the damp rag. Pull back the edge of the gasket gently as you work to ensure that you clean underneath the exposed edge and clean any creases in the gasket carefully as dirt may accumulate in these places.

Dry the rubber gasket with a clean towel and leave the door of the LG washer open to help dry the gasket completely.

Things You Will Need

  • 1/4 cup of liquid chlorine bleach
  • 5 cups of hot water
  • Rag
  • Rubber gloves
  • Eye protection
  • Towel

Tip

  • Only wash the rubber gasket when your LG washer is empty. Otherwise the bleach might damage any clothing inside.

Warning

  • Do not use pure bleach on the rubber gasket of your LG washer because it may damage the gasket.

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Kittie McCoy has been a freelance writer since 2008. She is also a part-time personal trainer and licensed entertainer in Las Vegas. She enjoys sharing her love of physical fitness and experience in the entertainment industry via her writing.