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Rust in the holes in the drum of an Inglis washing

I have an Inglis machine - its not that old and I have already had a drum replaced because of the rust in the holes of the drum. When you do your laundry you end up with rust on anything that is light in colour. Would not have thought I will need to get it replaced in less than a year later.

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If you live in a rural area and have a well or bad water you may need a water softner installed.Fill your washer and add clr let run for a bit but do not let it drain stop washer then leave sit over night that should take most of the rust out of your tub.

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