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Black marks washing machine is leaving black streaks, smudges and dots on laundry. black stains and smudges and dots on clothes

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  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    I have a Zanussi ZWF 1437W that is leaving dirty streaks on my laundry too. I know I have grime build up in the machine but low on the door seal where I couldn't reach it. Had been doing a maintenance wash, with little result, but on the same cool cycle I always use! Now realise the temperature is crucial. DOH!

    Thanks!




  • lindakb1 Jan 30, 2009

    I did 3 cleaning washes and wiped out the machine, but the very next load of clothes I did had the same black stains. the weird part is that my husband never gets these stains on his clothes. the only difference in our washing style is he takes his out as soon as the wash stops and I do wash while I do other things and don't take them out right away.

  • dianepollard May 11, 2010

    EVERY NOW AGAIN I GET BLACK MARKS ON WASHING IT IS JUST HERE AND THERE

    BEEN GETTING IT WITH OTHER MACHINE HAD IN THE PAST HAVE U GOT ANSWER

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To eliminate possible bearing failure, spin the drum by hand and see if u can detect any rumbling noise or strange nioses coming from the drum, if u can then it is probably grease that is coming from the bearings. The other possible cause is an effect called ****, this is a result of washing at too low a temp, this causes a build up of dirt and grease,leading to the sort of prob that u are experiencing The thing u should do is to put the washer on at a high temp with powder in but no washing and do a full wash . This is called a maintenance wash, and should be done at least three or times a year depending on how often u wash more frequently if u do a lot of washing. Clean the door glass and rubber seal as thoroughly as u can ,and remove as much sludge and dirt as poss. This should help with your prob. Plz rate my solution. Thanks.

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