Question about Washing Machines

1 Answer

Washing machine does not wash clothes

Smeg intergrated washing machine leaves grey sludge smears all over clothes

Posted by on

  • towphl Dec 17, 2008

    I have had all these suggestions before...but nothing changes! I do the empty hot wash thing and run a proper washing mashine cleaner through every month, and usually wash at 40-60 degrees, but still the slime...

    how do I check that the machine is rinsing/pumping ok?

    Never had the problem before I had this washing machine...and have spent fortune on repair call outs...to no avail

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Washing Mach... Master
  • 3,463 Answers

You are possibly washing at the wrong temp, or not using sufficient powder or detergent.
The m/c is not rinsing properly, check that it is pumping o/k.
If there is a build up off slime and mould on your door seal, then you are definately washing at too low temp.
At least every 4 to 6 weeks, do a high temp wash with powder in but no clothes.
This is called a maintenance wash and helps to keep the inside parts clean..
If your door seal is stained, clean as best you can with a scourer pad or similar. You will not hurt the seal.
plz rate my solution .
Thanks.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

  • Barry Coates
    Barry Coates Dec 17, 2008

    At the end of the programme the clothes should be cold, if they are warm then it is not rinsing properly.

    With the m/c empty fill it with water and put it on to drain, it should empty in less than 1 min..

    If it takes longer, then it is not draining properly.#

    Hope this helps.

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What is needing done to stop oily smears on clothing after being washed in beko washing machine


beko front loaders use sealed bearings ..

would suggest try doing several empty hot washes with a strong liquid detergent
and as a tester ..put in a white piece of material
check for oil sludge in the lint filter
if oil persists
have it looked at by a professional

26206592-bhzcpmjz2aag15iupqbvd4gt-5-0.jpg

May 27, 2016 | Beko Washing Machines

1 Answer

Bosch Maxx 2000 leaves brown sludge on washing. Has it died?


Is the rubber seal around the drum perished or has it not been cleaned for while? The seal should be wiped out after every use, you may find it full of gunk if you run a cloth around inside the seal.

May 05, 2012 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

My FP washing machine has starting leaving brown sludgy marks on my clothes. Do I need to descale the machine? Im in New Zealand and the water isnt particularly hard. Thanks for your time, Emma


I'm guessing you use fabric softer....Get some finish dishwashing powder and put a wash on with high water level with no cloths in it. let it do it's normal wash but before it drains any water out, pause the wash let it soak over night. next day unpause it and let it finish. Repeat if needed and do the same thing again with out any dishwashing powder in it to make sure it rinses all the soap out.
The black sludge is cause by using fabric softener. The costic in the finish powder will eat in to the sludge and soften it. If its really baked on it my need to soak for longer, more powder or it may need to be stripper and cleaned.

Mar 22, 2011 | Fisher and Paykel Washing Machines

1 Answer

Smells grey sludge on clothes


its from all the old detergents not getting to the drain and lay in the outer wash tub,the smell is from mold starting to form in this gooey mess,you may need to remove the inner tub to get this goo out of the outer tub,then make sure the drain pump,hoses are also clean of this goop and there are no kinks,or blockages in the drain hoses or pump

Apr 29, 2010 | Bosch Washing Machines

1 Answer

Brown sludgy marks and particles on clothes.


fill the tub with only water! use pinesol and bleach! half a gallon of each run through wash cycle 3 times before ever letting it spin out! then complete all cycles that should do it! if not them you need to remove and clean under tub and re install

Jan 13, 2010 | Hotpoint Washing Machines

1 Answer

Grey sludge on my washing


Hi, I had the same problem.
The waste is blocked, check the drain pipe from the machine and also where it drains out to. (thick sludge)
I ended up unclipping the pipe from the drain motor (Bottom rear) and passing a garden hose throught it to flush it out.

Jan 07, 2009 | Zanussi FJ1254W Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Scum on my clothes espically whites help


you need to do more washs on 90 but dont put bleach in its just sludge build up between the drums vey normal ffrom doing warm washs all the time i do 95 degree washs evey three months to keep machine clean.hope this helps.

Mar 26, 2008 | Zanussi FJ1454W Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Smartdrive 703 Model Washing Machine Leaving brown stains in clothing after some wash cycles. Stains are small and seem to be something coming through to the clothess from the slits in the drum holes. ...


if you do cold washs all the time you get a build up of sludge between the drums you need to fill it with hot water and let it soak for a few hours and then put through a high wash to rinse out,no clothes.Or you can remove the drum and wash it .hope this helps

Mar 14, 2008 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Old washing machine is starting to leave grey streaks on clothing


hmmm..let's see..sounds like you have some residue accumulating from something possibly seeping into the tub. That can be old rubber, a metal sheath, or even an leak of lubricant. Like an old car, there are parts of every mechanical device that need to be attended to.

I'd recommend you find the most seasoned person that works on older machines, to come by and assess what is 'leaking' on your clothing. Grey comes from something metallic or rubber/plastic.

Hope you can solve this one, and keep that old machine happy.

Feb 19, 2008 | Washing Machines

Not finding what you are looking for?
Washing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

183 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Washing Machines Experts

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

63291 Answers

Are you a Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...