Reply To: I don't use washing machine cleaners!
I have a front loader, and it’s very important to dry out the rubber gasket, and leave the door open or you’ll end up with horrible thick black smelly mold that’s very difficult to remove. I rented a room in a house where the front loader hadn’t been cared for, and it was thick with black mold. I used various products over a period of time, and finally got it much cleaner.
There is another possibility if this seems too labor intensive. It’s a simple device called a “washer fan”, that plugs in behind the machine and attaches to the back. It provides the needed air to prevent mold. Last time I checked it was about $75.