I mentioned a few weeks ago Chris and I picked up a new washer and dryer off craigslist. So far they work great! The only problem is that it had a little mildew on the rubber gasket. I looked up a couple ways to clean them and this one has worked pretty well.
You make a combination of 1 cup warm water and 1 cup bleach and soak some wash clothes in the mixture and leave them in the crevices of the gasket and leave on for about 12 hours. Remove the clothes and then wash as normal on the hottest setting. Once the cycle is done add 2 cups of vinegar to wash and wash once more on the hottest setting. (Never combine bleach and vinegar!) Leave the door open for it to dry properly.
After the first round the smell was completely gone! I've done a couple rounds of this treatment and it has shown some real results, nearly all the visible spots are gone! It still isn't completely like new but it is about a thousand times better than it was when we got it!
Have you guys needed to clean your washing machine? What has worked for you guys? Please let me know so I can test it out!