I have been experiencing this same brown mold problem on a 2 1/2 year old Samsung top loading washer. I have tried many things to clear up this situation with no success. I believe it may be making my family sick. This issue is beyond a minor inconvenience. Children and elderly people could get an infection from the mold these washers are leaving on our clothes. If Samsung refuses to help us, let's unite together and file a class action lawsuit. If anyone would like me to add their name to the list, please private message me. Enough is enough already. This is very concerning.