Question about Fisher and Paykel Washing Machines
12 yrs old, electronic controls
If it's a front loader it may be coming from the rubber door boot. Take a rag and rub the boot and see if it discolors the rag. If so replace the boot. 12 year old rubber (although awesome) is probably breaking down structurally.
If it's a top loader it could be oil from the transmission. I'm not that familiar with F&P machines but i have top loaders in my laundromat that can do this and i suspect most are capable. Likely you could identify them as oil spots though. They do not leave lines. Hope this helps. I could probably tell you more if i had the full model number that is on the machine (usually on the inside of the lid or door or the back along the top.)
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Grease will not come from the interior of the washer, as the machine ages build up deposits under the basket and it is oily, greasy and full of mildew. If can get a spanner wrench from a appliance parts house and remove the basket you will see on machines older than three years a build up starting. I pulled 15 lbs from a 25 year old machine and I had to go get sick outside, it was bad.
Posted on Oct 06, 2008
I've had this problem for many months now. Even when it ruined my favorite tops & jeans, I couldn't get myself to let go of them... Good thing though because I have found a solution! Make a paste using cream of tartar and hydrogen peroxide. Generously spread the paste over the stains and let sit for about 5 minutes. Boil enough water to fully immerse the stained garment in. While waiting for the water to boil, figure out a way to wrap/roll the garment so that the paste doesn't come off when put into the water. You want the paste to melt onto the stain while in the hot water. After wrapping/rolling the garment, secure it with string or thread (anything that won't melt) that doesn't have color, just in case it bleeds. After the water has come to a full boil, immerse the garment into the hot water and let it soak. After about 15 minutes, remove the garment from the water. The water should still be very hot, so I use cooking tongs to get it out. Let the garment cool down to room temperature while still rolled up. After it has fully cooled, unwrap the garment. There should be very little or none of the paste left on the stain. If there is still a great deal of paste, you may want to soak it again until the paste melts a bit more. Once the paste is gone, rinse of the garment and it should be clean & stain free. :o)
Posted on May 03, 2009
Turn water off. Remove hoses and clean the rust out of the strainers at hose end. If they are clogged they will sound funny when water goes through them.
Posted on May 16, 2009
I had the same problem, and it turns out that it is NOT the seal. It is the liquid fabric softener. The fabric softener dispenser needs to be cleaned periodically or it gets a black waxy, goopy, build up. It is this same buildup that ends up staining your clothes with dark brown or black stains. Just remove the dispenser and wash it our very well and the problem will be gone.
Posted on Apr 12, 2010
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