Cleaning the washing machine’s rubber seal if it's dirty

Last updated 18/05/2020 15:18


  • How to clean the washing machine's rubber seal?

Applies to:

  • washing machine


1. If you often wash at low temperatures or choose quick wash cycles, this may cause marks or stains on laundry. 

Cleaning may solve this problem.

2. Run a number of wash cycles at 90°C without any laundry in the machine, but add a cup of sodium carbonate.

3. Also, use the sodium carbonate on the drum in order to clean the seal.

Warning: Use extreme caution – when using sodium carbonate! Sodium carbonate irritates the skin and mucous membranes.

Alternatively, use the special AEG/Electrolux cleaner for washing machines, which is available in our Webshop.

4. If mould does not disappear with cleaning, then seal will need to be replaced 


  • Constant washing at low temperatures and excessive use of detergents (enzyme-based) can lead to a build-up of mold and gel-like dirt in the door seal, pipes and drum. It can block hoses, cause a bad smell in the washing machine and even leave deposits on the laundry.
  • Using too much detergent or regular washing at a low temperature. If you only wash at temperatures of 40°C or less, detergent residue and dirt will accumulate in the washing machine. This may lead to dirt, stains or greasy deposits on the seal.
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