Over the past year orange marks have appeard on various duvet covers sheets pillow cases cushions etc, at first i thought the problem was the washing machine, but then the marks started to appear on the new pillow shams that are for show only so have never been washed.the marks are not just circular they can be streaks as well almost as if the material has bled. This has happened to all of my duvet covers of which i have many and from various shops so it is not just one make or retailer. I no longer iron with steam because i thought this might be the problem (iron in the water). I am at a loss to what it can be any suggestions would be gratefully recieved,incidentally this problem does not extend to clothes.
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From the manual
Maximum dry laundry
maximum 5 kg
maximum 2 kg
pure new wool
maximum 1 kg
maximum 2,5 kg
How heavy is your
1 sheet 400-500 g
1 pillow case 150-200 g
1 table cloth 400-500 g
1 bathrobe 900-1200 g
1 bathroom towel150-250 g
Most duvets can be washed in the washing machine without any problems. If you are just looking to "freshen up" the duvet, you can use the steam/refresh option on your washer for 15-20 minutes. If you'd like to wash it, place it in the washer with similar items (other sheets, pillow cases, etc) and follow the wash instructions on the manufacturer's label. Most can be washed with the normal cycle (cold water).
As with any top-loader, the soap drawer will deposit the entire soap load on one spot within the first few seconds of water fill. When the water starts running through the soap drawer, the brakes on the drum are released, so you can manually rotate the drum to disperse the soap over the load surface, thus eliminating the concentrated spots. Also, you may save the duvet, as the white marks are most probably dried soap powder which can be removed with a damp cloth wiped over the area.
unless some thing inside the washer is broken i would say the drum bearings have started to wear out badly,,,my washer will easly take 3 king size bed sheets and covers,,,that not a lot realy,,,how old is your unit? and how many washes has it done,,,years old and 1000's of washes?