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Oil Like Stains on Clothes

We are getting spots/stains that look like oil. Any ideas as to why?

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  • Anonymous May 05, 2008

    was getting dime size stains on the clothes. after reading the previous problem listed here, I took the cap off the agitator and foung about a cup of softener still in the agitator. also a residual of a waxey material was coating the inside container where the softener is poured. all the drain holes in the agigator for releasing the softener were clogged. I had to get a steel rod (long pin ) to unclog the holes. Put in a bottle of vinegar and ran it through a couple of cycles and it's like new......

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I think you may have a Detergent/fabric softener build up. Run your washer in a normal cycle and see if you have soap suds..if you do you have a build up you have been using to much soap. use a vingar flush to clean out the extra soap/Detergent.. Do you use Fabric softeners liquid can leave greasy spots your garments. The spots can be removed by re-washing and drying without the softener This is actually a wax. let me know if this helps..

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Possibility is that the bearing seal is breaking down and oil from the bearings reaching the clothes. if so, the bearings will shortly follow. not an easy job and you are faced with a bill if i'm right

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