Years ago, I got a set with a Maytag Neptune front-loading washer and dryer. The front-loading washer is more efficient and uses less water. The main problem was that it would occasionally get a lot of mold and/or mildew on the lower-lip of the “porthole.” It didn’t affect the washing, as it is in a sort of a water exit trough. Every few months, I had to get in with bleach and kill it all off. It’s not bad, just annoying, and I figured this was part of the perils of having a front-loader.
This morning, I did a little Internet research to see how others were dealing with it. Well, I guess they dealt with it by determining it was a design flaw, filing a class-action lawsuit, and receiving settlements (in some cases, vouchers up to $1000 for a $700 washer!) That was two years ago, and now all of the filing dates are past. Because I never mailed in the warranty card and because I never researched the issue until now, nobody knew to notify me and I didn’t know about the issue. It’s back to the bleach bottle for me.
Remember, kids: send in your warranty cards.