June 30th, 2012 11:17 AM by Dan Howard
Washing machine front-loaders don’t have a spotless reputation. One issue seems unique to front-loaders: mold buildup in the rubber gasket of the door and the resulting odor on clothes. The mold problem is so widespread that class-action suits are targeting LG, Whirlpool, and Sears, whose Kenmore front-loaders are made by Whirlpool. The Maytag Neptune front-loading washer line has been part of a similar lawsuit, for which a settlement was reached.
Consumer Report On Mold Health Risks on Washing Machines