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Blue stains on clothing

We bought a Kenmore Elite front load washer for a small college athletic program and we're getting blue stains on towels and uniforms. I assume that's coming from the soap, but I don't know what to do about it.

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Brand New. Call for a warranty call asap. Should be no soap build up that quick.

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