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Stains my washing machine leaves black stains on all my clothes, how can i resolve this problem

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  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    I have same problem! Just started. The drum and liner inside look clean. Where can the black stuff be coming from...?
    I have a different washer that is a front loader though.

  • sjb0 Dec 01, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem!! We took the top off my machine and discovered that inside the outside of the drum was covered in a black substance. He managed to remove this with boiling water and we thought the problem was solved but unfortunately not as my clothes are still getting stained and I also still have bits of black stuff in the machine after a wash done.

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This problem is caused from fabric softner, building up in the system and pipes. IT takes alot of flushing to get rid of this to remove it.  It will also be in the outley pipe.  Also there should be a draining plug undo this and then flush out the washing machine with a hose you will notice black gunk coming out.  Also remove the draining pipe and clean it out under a bath tape it will take many goes to clean it or just buy a new pipe.   Nonetheless a bit of elbow grease will fix it.  Good Luck  Kylie

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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Apparently the residue is fatty buildup from fabric softener. Try filling it up with the warmest water possible and add some bicarb to dissolve it, then rinse a few times to get it out of the machine completely. Then use vinegar instead of softener for most washes, or dilute fabric softener with water 1:4 and occasionally rinse with bicarb. This works for me.

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Here is a possible reason, which I stumbled across at the below website. Here is a portion of the text.

Most of time, spots on clothes are from a chemical reaction between the fabric softener and the detergent. Try hand-washing a spotted garment in warm soapy water. If the spots come off, they were caused by fabric softener/detergent interaction.

http://fixitnow.com/wp/2005/09/28/washing-machine-diagnostic-and-repair-guide-washer-repair-washing-machine-repair/

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