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Black marks on clothes

For the last few washes I have been getting black stains on my clothes. I found some greasy black lumps in the wash which I can only liken to black shoe polish. The marks need to be scrubbed out with a stain remover as re-washing makes no difference. Please help.

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Re: Black marks on clothes

My wife complained that we were having similar problems recently. After investigation I located the remains of a pen entering the filter and removed this and did a few empty boil washes to remove any remains of ink and this worked for us. Check the filter and hose between the drum and filter.

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