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Frequently, if you use low temperature washes most of the time, a layer of grease (sounds yukky) builds up in all washing machines. The way around this is to find some clothes (boiler suits or overalls would do) which require high-temperature washes to remove grease and run these through at a high temperature wash for a couple of washes, using both detergent and washing soda (Na2CO3, sodium carbonate). The sodium carbonate will dissolve the grease, both on the clothes and the washing machine.
Look for a filter, it may be breaking down. The supply lines should have screens. If they don't, disconnect them from the machine and run some water into a tub while shaking the lines to see if any specks come out. Once the lines are checked, go down the path, checking each hose for decay inside. Even check the pump impeller for decay. Check the specks to see if they are mold, which could be growing somewhere between the tubs.
Is the machine new or old? How long has this been a problem? Has this been occuring slowly or has it started suddenly? Before you give blame to the machine, I suggest you wash your clothes at a laundromat or a friend/relative washing machine to see the results you get. Also, the detergent could be partially at fault especially if you use too little or too much (too much will cause a film to build-up on the clothes that cannot be washed away enough durung rinse). IF AFTER TRYING THESE SUGGESTIONS YOU STILL HAVE THE PROBLEM, open the lid while your Maytag is washing to see if the water level is sufficient and to see if the aggitator is moving; note- you may have to open quickly and check very fast to see if there is aggitation movement because some models stop the washing if you open lid (all models stop the rinse/spin action if you open lid.Goodluck, Macgivor
Bacteriological action is becoming more of a problem nowadays due to low temperature washing , the deteregents , wash your clothes well but do not kill off bacteria , this is generally harmless to us but can build up in your machine , giving rise to a smell and sometimes a slime which can get on your washing. A regime of High temperature washes WITH NO CLOTHES IN MACHINE , just a dose of bio-powder every six to eight weeks , may help.
Those spots are the results of undissolved soaps built up in the machine over a period of time. Very possibly to much soap is being used on each wash as well. It creates a thick film around the inner drum that eventually breaks away and deposits itself on the clothes in small quantities. To remove, that could be costly, so the next best thing to do would be to run at least 2 hot washes a day without clothes until soap eventually dissolves.It will take a period of time.until particles clear.
Don't put the powder in the tray. Select you wash cycle, let the water run into the washing machine, then add the powder.The powder should dissolve before you put your clothes inside the machine. Let the washing machine fill up to almost half way and add clothes. This should stop the clothes from getting the residue powder on it.
Do not use bleach, if you do you will get a bleaching effect,the new machines use less water, do not volume overload machine.
mix the load to prevent uneven out of balance spin and check feet are level.