We don't use bleach that often and the few times we have sometimes bleach spills, or splashes, around the edges. Now, 8 years after we bought it, we have a growing rust ring around bleach tray. Its solid 1 inch thick ring, and growing. I think the bleach ate at the paint...and now just the regular wash water and moisture are contributing to the spreading rust ring. Little bits of rust are now getting into the wash or in the filters. Its been a solid machine - and I probably should have tried to fix this years ago - would hate to have to go get a new washer because of some rust - but if we can stop the spread then we are going to have rust in our our wash and potentially ruining clothes (esp whites)
I think its a terrible design to put a bleach tray in the middle of a metal/aluminum surface.
1. Is there a safe way to stop this rust from spreading any further and covering/repainting the surface?
2. If we have to get another washer, does anyone know if this issue was addressed in these LG/Samsung washers (they are virtually the same)? I def would not want to go buy the same flawed design again.