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Black, tar-like spots on some clothes after wash

After clothes have washe, I'm beginning to notice some small, black, tar-like spots on the clothes. Some of the spots are as small as ground pepper but some are as large as a dime. Where could this be coming from?

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  • Paul Woodall Dec 10, 2008

    As it turns out, a repair man has determined that the black spots are actually grease and says it is coming from a leaking seal in the transmission. Thanks anyway, the suggestion for cleaning the outer drum is a good one and I did buy some Affresh. Also, it looks like the transmission is covered by the warranty since I purchased the washer in Dec. of 2004!



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Its probably coming from the outer drum of your machine. That's what holds the water. Your inner drum, what you see, is full of holes and allows the water to pass through in the drum and wash the clothes. that outer drum gets crud in it which then passes through the holes onto your clothes. the easiest way to get rid of it is to get a product called "affresh" from W mart or the big Hardware chains and follow the directions. Good Luck

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