Help! Should I Try Out This Trick to Fight Mildew?

Help! Should I Try Out This Trick to Fight Mildew?

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Q: I live in a San Francisco apartment with a laundry closet in the hall for a stackable washer/dryer. To prevent mildew, my washer door is always open, obstructing the hallway and looking disorderly.

I'm wondering if this tip to prevent fogged car windows would also work in the washer. It's basically a big DIY silica packet to absorb moisture. Is there some reason this wouldn't work? Would it dry/crack tubing or otherwise damage the machine? — Sent by Krista

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