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Grit Deposits Getting what appears to be a rubber-based grit in the washer. It's marking up the clothes. Not sure if there's some form of seal that's deteriorated or something is occuring in some other part (like maybe the pump. No indication of a lead. The input filters both look clean. I'd bought new hoses, but after looking at the filters, I'm not surprised that wasn't the problem.

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Re: Grit Deposits

Best bet is to go to repairclinic dot com for parts.

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