mildew/mold stains on rubber
Hello. I recently took a 10 day vacation and my mother in law stayed at my house and watched the kids. She ran 1 load of laundry and shut the door to my 5 year old LG FL washer. So, for 10 days it sat with water in the seal. I had never had any smell or issues before. My washer does not have an internal heater.
I wiped the washerand detergent compartment down with a bleach solution, cleaned the drain and ran it a few times with dishmachine detergent. This got rid of the smell. I can't get the mildew off of the rubber and it is making me crazy!
I've tried vinegar, salt, oxygel, more dishmachine detergent and a spray disinfectant. I'm hoping someone here will have another suggestion. My thought is that if I can't get rid of the spots on the rubber I'll have a never ending petri dish of mold.
Any and all suggestions are welcome. It's amazing how resistant this mildew is and how simple it has been to avoid it up until now.