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Brown goo in top loading washer

I have a top loading Kenmore washing machine. I keep getting brown goo inside the tub and then on my clothes. I use Iron Out and it seems to be better but always comes back. What would be causing it and how do I finally get rid of it?

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I had exactly the same problem a few years ago. I thought it was a leak from an oil seal and had technicians out. The problem was that I used the wrong washing powder. Find out from the manufacturer what washing powder you need to use and use only that.

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