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Stains on clothes

Hello, we have found stains on cloths that wern't there before they went in the machine. We have cleaned all the pipes in the machine, run the machine empty with washing powder only and still get marks, large and small grey stains that will not come off even with 'vanish'. Whilst cleaning the pipes and trying to see the reason for these stains we noticed the same build up of , what we can only describe as gunge in the pipes, on the outsine of the drum. We can't get to it to clean it. Any ideas?

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Have you tried Calgon to get rid of limescale deposits? Also have you used any laundry bleach at any point, because it stays in the machine for ages and clothes come out with faded patches and bleach marks for weeks afterwards.

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