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Re: Fridgidaire Front Load Washer
This is usually an indication that the rear tub bearing is starting to go bad. The bearing is located in the rear shell of the wash tub and cannot be replaced. In order to repair, you would have to replace the entire rear shell because the bearing is actually molded into the plastic. This is common with front loader washing machines.
Another possibility could be items getting caught in the rubber door boot and leaving rubber marks. However, normally this will be associated with a leak somewhere. Inspect the entire door boot and clean in behind the rubber. Inspect for any rips, tears, or places where clothes can get caught. I have experienced clothing getting snagged and actually pulling the door boot off.
If the marks continue to show up on your clothes (they may even turn a brownish color) I would look into an estimate on how much it would cost to have the tub bearing replaced. It is not an easy repair, and it is not cheap. The cost usually runs around $500. I hope this helps.
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I understand the washer of your Frigidaire laundry center, model# GLEH1642F, is leaving grease in your clothes. I also see that you noticed the grease in the detergent cup. I suggest contacting your local authorized technician for further assistance. They will be able to diagnose your washer and determine where the grease is coming from to be able to repair your appliance. Hope this is helpful.
There are two real possibilities, both are in the washer. The first is that the gear box seal is failing, and the second is that the fabric softener dispenser needs to be dismantled and cleaned out.
"When the seal starts to fail, this oil floats up into the wash water in the form of small black drops. The stains are almost impossible to remove from clothing. Also, as the oil is leaking up, hot soapy water is leaking down into the transmission, which will eventually cause it to fail. As I recall, the seal wasn't difficult to replace, but to get access to it I basically had to disassemble the whole machine. The hardest part was pulling the agitator off the shaft - I used a slide hammer puller. I'd start by pulling the agitator off and see if you can access the transmission seal that way
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I think what you're referring to..."tub mat will not spin fast enough to dry"... is not an intended function of the washer. I don't know if you purchased these machines yourself or have access to the owners manual/operation guide, but if you do you can verify what I'm telling you. Front load washers ( any washers really, but top loads are a little more forgiving ) are not intended to wash bath mat's or any single items. If washing a single item one must either select a "no spin" or add another garmet/item of equal size or mass to balance the weight of the load, otherwise the unit will not spin to it's potential...if at all.
This is an exert from the Kenmore/Whirlpool operating manual...
1. To load washer
Open the washer door by pulling on the handle. Sort laundry according to color and type of fabric. Place a load of sorted clothes in the washer. Do not overload washer. Overloading can cause poor cleaning. The washer can be fully loaded, but not tightly packed. Washer door should close easily.
Mix large and small items. Avoid washing a single item. Load evenly.
Wash small items such as infant socks in mesh garment bags. It is recommended that more than one garment bag be used and that each garment bag be filled with equal amounts of material.
Hope this info helps clear this up for you. Let me know how that works, but that should fix the problem. Good luck.
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Set your water
temperature to "cold" on your clothes washer.
Unless your clothes have oil or grease stains,
cold water is usually adequate to clean white and
colored clothes. In fact, washing clothes in cold
water allows fabrics to retain their color and
There should be a filter screen (usually white) before the pump assembly. It should be installed behind lower front panel. Also you can buy a fabric net clothes bag for the washer to stop small thin fabric items from going into the filter assembly.
Check your inside seal between the door and the drum for tears. If it is torn it will need to be replaced.
Marks on clothing in a washer are usually caused by a reaction between detergents and fabric softeners, especially cheaper bargain brands.
If you are sure that the black streaks are getting on the clothing in the washer versus the dryer, it could also be oil from the transmission getting into the washer tub. See if the spots will come out using a petroleum distillate of some kind. (paint thinner, etc). If a petroleum distillate will remove the marks, it is most likely something petroleum based that is making the marks.
This is a rare occurrence, and most marks on laundry are caused by the dryer. Typically, the drum rollers wear out and rubber and metal filings can get into the dryer and mark/streak clothing. Hope this helped and sorry for the problem you are having. Best wishes.
Usually black oily stains are a symptom of a rear main drum bearing starting to go bad. The seal goes bad first and the packing grease will start to weep out as water gets into the bearings. Is the washer starting to get loud during any spin cycle? If so, I think your bearing is starting to go. It's not a cheap fix, either. The whole back shell of the outer wash tub has to be replaced because the bearings are molded into the plastic. I hope this is helpful in some way.