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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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Re: grease spots and stains

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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Re: grease spots and stains

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

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