While I will admit that I am no "Swedish housekeeper" I do like to have clean laundry that is really clean so like everyone else on the planet I bought into the idea of the front loading washer. Well my dears.. let me say that my front loader is anything but clean and it seems that I am not alone!
It seems that these well touted wonderkids of the laundry world hide a dirty little secret... they harbor mold, dirt and grease under the rubber door gasket and each time you wash anything that ooze is floating back over your clothing and your precious fabric that you took the time to prewash!
In fact this is how I first found this dirty little problem. I went to wash some white quilting fabric that come out much less white then when it went in! It was dim.. and a bit sad looking and this had me perplexed since it was washed alone.
So with flashlight in hand I stuck my head in my dear front loader only to scream in horor... black mold and
the creature from the black lagoon icky slimy dirt were in good supply under that tidy and thick rubber gasket that keeps water from flowing back out of the machine.
A quick Google search later ( what did we do before Google??..really I ask you..what?) and I found out that that I need not feel like the BIGGEST failure on earth since this has been reported THOUSANDS of times to the makers of these machines with no resolution from them in sight.
But fear not... if after your inspection of your washer gasket you too find yourself plagued with things unspeakable it's icky but easy to get things back in shape.
I think I might just sleep better tonight and I wish the same for you!