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My Washing machine stains clothes; they come out with brown rusty stains. Otherwise the washing machine works fine. my washing machine is lessthen three years old and always give brown stains in white clothes i have change the detergent but no change

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  • MSOK Mar 10, 2009

    I have the same problem. A line of light brown on white clothing. Usually white dress shirts or light colored pants. We suspect the rubber around the front loading opening. If we run a towel in there, it comes out really dirty, icky. The dirt seems to gather there. Even after wiping it out - no easy task - I get the stains, so not convinced that's the cause.



    The washer is only 4 years old.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    I have a Whirlpool Duet front loader. In addition to the mold issue on the gasket, I also get a goldish brown line of stain on the white clothing. It especially affects light weight clothing. If it is missed and the clothing goes into the dryer the stain never comes out.

  • rjl1953 May 25, 2009

    I have a Whirlpool front loader washer also, I am going to try rust remover to see if those brown pencil like stains come out. It seems to also get on the most expensive items or new items. They are all cotton as well.... hmmmmmmmmmmmmm....Let you know how the rust remover goes.

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I had the same problem, and it turns out that it is NOT the seal. It is the liquid fabric softener. The fabric softener dispenser needs to be cleaned periodically or it gets a black waxy, goopy, build up. It is this same buildup that ends up staining your clothes with dark brown or black stains. Just remove the dispenser and wash it our very well and the problem will be gone.

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Its the felt drum seal (clothes getting stuck in there and getting the greasy adhesive on them). I took a Q-tip and slid it between the felt seal and the metal, and the color and consistency of what came out was the same as the marks on the clothes.

Call a Whirlpool tech, they can replace

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If it definalty not rust causing this, check the pump incase there is something trapped inside that is letting of a colour.

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