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Washer is turning my white clothes gray

I bought our washing machine barely 3 years ago. For at least the past year, my white clothes have been turning gray in as little as 3-4 washings. I've stopped using bleach after hearing this can cause the dye in some clothes to come out. I've changed detergents. I've used hot water. I've used warm water. I only wash whites with whites. I don't know what else to try! I'm tired of my white clothes being ruined by washing them! Could this be a problem with the washer itself? HELP!

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  • rkladder Apr 23, 2009

    I have the same problem with my whites. My blouses are dull and gray looking after 1 or 2 washs. Can some one please give advice on how to avoid this.

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Oil from transmission is a good possibility. The machine is still young but sounds like you do a lot with the washer. Better have a friend that don't mind looking it over, make sure that's oil and go from there!

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My front loading Frigidaire washing machine keeps eating my clothes and then there is this flakey gray residue on the items it has chewed...help

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