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Bleach stains i purchased this machine 2 years ago from shop electric it constantlt leaves bleach stains on light objects ie making white marks on light blue clothes ruining these clothes

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Re: bleach stains

Try putting your washer on the highest boil wash this sometimes will stop any of these problems from accuiring again

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