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Fluff left on clothing

I was wondering is there a lint trap to empty on this model or is there any way to stop fluff gathering on all my clothes especially dark loads

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  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2007

    Mine does too. Fabric softener is not the answer as that stuff is flammable and toxic. Maytag suggested running a hot wash (obviously without washing in it) with a dishwasher tablet through it once a month.

  • possum99 Jan 06, 2008

    We have given up washing anything dark in the machine - it's quicker to wash by hand rather than spend the time defluffing the clean clothes.



    The machine has to go!



    I have tried using a no clothes wash - that still doesn't get rid of the fluff in the machine

  • Brocko01 Jan 08, 2008

    I've had the same problem since buying my machine 12mths ago. Maytag suggested I fill the machine with hot water (no clothes), add 2-3 cups of Epsom salts and let it agitate for 10mins. Stop the machine, then let it sit for at least 8hrs (i.e. do it overnight). Afterwards, run the full wash cycle to cleanse.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    last two washes all coloured clothes come coated in fluff or lint. The filter seems to be clean

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All our clothes are being ruined with continuos fluff sticking to items.Have tried hot wash -no clothes, same problem.
Have tried not using Fabric Softener still no solution.
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Try using a fabric softener

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