In the realm of upgraded appliances, some of us have been woo'd by pretty colors (ahem, Mom), seduced by 10% off appliances weekends at Home Depot, or enraged by broken machines and immediately replace them. Some of you hold out for great deals, throw some duct tape on boo boo areas, and save save save for the perfect deal. I respect those people, but definitely fall into the first category.
When I did my kitchen and bath remodel a few years back and had discount after discount at the Depot, I found myself seduced into a snazzy new set of front loaders. I got the bottom of the line LGs, which were leaps and bounds better than my previous mini-duo. In my defense, I'd called my Home Warranty a few times to fix my stackable, so I was getting close to needed a solution anyway.
BUT the siren song of the front loaders probably lured me in earlier than necessary.
While I love the silence and efficiency of my LGs, there is one thing that I just can't handle. The seal on the washer get's terribly mildewy and stanky. I share this story with you, too, because chances are others have experienced the same thing.
About a year ago, the blogosphere gave me the best piece of advice and as I've been considering all the help I've received from it as I prepare for BlissDom, I just had to share it. After you're done with the wash cycle, simply leave the door open until the unit dries out. Wah-LA, no more mildew! Simple, but totally effective. If you've experienced this problem before, I implore you to try out this simple solution!!!