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Grease spots and stains

There are a lot of grease stains (look like garage door opener grease....) on my clothes every 2nd or 3rd time i do a wash. i have a kenmore top load elite calypso washer. any clue? can i fix it myself? i have already fixed the "dosent drain" problem...

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    started getting dark grease spots on newly washed items

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    after laundry load is washed....I get it out to put in dryer and find black spots(looks and smells like some kind of oil / grease)...does not wash out...ruins white clothes



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Yes you can. Remember a front loader has no gearbox so no oil is coming from there? fabric conditioner, washing powder,and oils from our bodys can build up on the tub walls. All it needs is a good flush out. You can use dishwashing powder. Run it through with no clothes in you washing machine on a hot wash or a wash and hold a couple of times to flush it out. NZL

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I had to replace my fabric softener dispenser- about $8 did it myself!!

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