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WASHING MACHINE CAUSING GREY STAINS

I've had my washing machine for about 6months and in the last 3months I've noticed grey stains on my clothes, it doesn't cover the whole item, it just leaves patches. I've tried solving the problem myself by following the maintenance instructions but nothing seems to work. If anyone knows what's causing the stains I'd be grateful for the solution :-)

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  • lglaspey Mar 05, 2009

    We are having the same problem! After talking to a plumber, they recommended changing the stainless steel hoses feeding water into the machine. They said over time the inside of the linings can start corroding and may cause stains on clothes. If this does not work, they suggested emptying the water from our hot water heater and checking the annode. Apparently the annode can go bad and may discolor the water stored inside as a result. Good luck!!

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This is from not enough HOT loads.

Fatty deposits gather between the basket and tub during COLD washes.

Then they are being released in large numbers when you do your whites on HOT.

It is recommended to do 1 HOT load per week.

Do an empty load with some degreaser added (like Goo-Gone) on the fullest/hottest setting you have.

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