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Front loading washer leaves stains

I have a 3-year old front loading Maytag washer. it leaves grayish stains on my whites. It may be staining other clothes but can't see it as easily as stain--on-white. Rubber gasket had brown gooey gunk built up, but even after I cleaned that out, I still get stains. Very disappointed as internet search shows this is an ongoing (and perplexing) problem with front loaders. What to do?

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This often is called "lint" but is really a "whiting" left by un-dissolved soap and can be seen at it's worst on dark colored clothes. This is made worse in a colder climate where the cold water entering the washer is much colder than normal. Things that can effect the quality of the finished washed products.
Too much soap: ( we have a test for this further down the page ) If you follow the manufactures instructions on the box, then chances are you ARE using too much soap. They like to sell you their product, I find cutting usage in 1/2 of what the box says will still wash good and also cut your chances of getting "whiting" on your clothes.

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