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Clothes coming out with stains they didn't have - looks like oil/grease

Sometimes I pull out a shirt from the washer & it looks like it has an oil or grease stain on it... but none of the clothes in that load had any stains when I put them in. It has ruined several of my shirts this way.I know it is not bleach... because I have never used bleach in this washer. I don't have clothes with stains going in, but I have stains on some when they come out. It doesn't happen every time, but it has happened enough times to really tick me off - and ruin a handfull of my shirts.

Does anyone know what could be causing this - or how to fix it??

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  • erosowsky Sep 26, 2008

    Yes.Every so often my light clothes come out of the washing machine with spots,appearing like  grease.I don't know if I need replace my machine,or  if there is a repair to be done.I also have wondered if there was a problem with the water being used and maybe a filter is needed.
    I have seen small grease-like pellets remaining in the tub after I remove the clothing.
    What to do ??

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    My clothes keep coming out with oily looking stains on them

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Front load greasy residue ,

Due usually to much detergent in each load, use smaller amounts.
To much detergent degrades the rubber seals and gaskets and rubber seal also in some front loaders around the door too!

Over the life of a front loading washer the seal/gasket degrades
largely due to the chemicals in the detergent as well as bleach.

Most gaskets/seals get hard and brittle therefore the over the life of a front loading washer
the seal/gasket degrades largely due to the chemicals in the detergent as well as bleach.

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In looking at other problems on-line it appears that the GE Profile washer I have does have problems with the transmission seal. On the GE website FAQs they state that it is impossible for oil to get into the drum.They are stupid, cause I can see it coming from under the agitator myself! Others have posted similar problems. Most of the solution answers say I need to replace the transmission, which isn't simple. I"ll pjrobably have to buy a new machine rather than pay several hundred bucks to repair

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