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Stains on clothes after washing

White clothes (can't really tell on darks) come out with brown stains (spots and streaks) on them. These stains don't come out. I ran a cycle empty using white vinegar to clean it. It went away for a few days but came back.

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  • Maglu88 Feb 21, 2009

    I have the same problem. At first it was just small dots on the clothes and now the patterns are approx. 5 cm long. The marks almost look like rust stains, but they just can't be removed. Help!

  • tvslave Mar 07, 2009

    I thought it was the wifes mistake somehow,but I guess I'm not alone.

  • Anonymous May 24, 2009

    We just got our machines and they are also leaving yellowish stains on the white clothes. I am not sure if this is from the washer or they are getting burned by the dryer. Any thoughts or fixes to this?

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This sounds like the infamous "Frigidaire Flaw" (they make some of GE's washers). The likely culprit is that the bearings on the drum's spindle are leaking.

To diagnose, call a repair man, or pull it out and remove the back cover. If you see brown streaks from the center spindle - that's it.

Repair is cheap if you can do the work yourself (inner and outer bearings), but $300+ for a technician

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