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Bleach ruins colored load done after white load

I will do a load of whites with bleach. The next load maybe colored articles such as towls. I have ruined a number of items with bleach that seems to remain in the washer after the load of whites. Why isn't all of the bleach out of the washer after the 1st load is finished?

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Your bleach dispenser is the problem. It needs to be replaced. All of the bleach isn't leaving the dispenser so when you go to wash your colored clothing what's left in there comes out. Best thing to do till you fix it is wash your whites last. You can try running some white vinegar through the wash on the hottest cycle. Pour the vinegar into the bleach area and the soap area and run it on hot. Run it a couple of times. If there is anything clogging up the dispenser this might clean it out. Let me know if you have any other questions and good luck.

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