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Kenmore HE2 Plus Washing Machine, front loader, white
Home Maintenance and Structures
Laundry, Fabric Care & Sewing
Washing Machines, Other or Not Specified (140)
Sears Holdings Management Corporation    
Kenmore 110.47511701
Sears online
6/1/2008 This date is an estimate
Black mold is growing inside my front loader Kenmore washing machine. Always keep the door open to the washer after a load, so I don't see any mold in the washing area, but mold grows in the soap dispenser, I keep it cleaned, but yesterday, I pulled out the soap tray for the first time and looked inside and see quite a bit of mold growing inside the machine where I can't get to it. Enough to not want to use it again. I tried the cleaning cycle with bleach, but after running this cycle twice, I see the mold is still there inside the machine.

Most of my clothes are line dried (so they won't shrink or fade in the dryer) and I believe I've been carrying around mold in my clothes for God knows how long.

I spent around $990 on this washing machine, because the front loading is better on my back than pulling out a load from a regular washing machine, but I'm going to have to get rid of the mold. Contacting Sears, but I bought this Kenmore from them 3 or more years ago, without any additional warranties, so I expect I will get nothing from them on this.
Incident, No Injury
47 years
I have asked Sears what they will do to help me in my situation.
Comment from Sears Holdings Management Corporation 8/10/2012
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