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LG TROMM WM2487 Bleach not getting fully removed after cycle

We just started noticing that in some of our washing loads, after we run a bleach load, that our towels are getting bleach marks. It makes it appear that the bleach is not getting fully removed before subsequent washings. We are getting to the point where we have to run an empty load after a bleach load in order to clear out all the bleach. Are we using too much bleach or is there an underlying issue here where we need some servicing?

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  • girffd2004 May 09, 2008

    same exact problem, if you figure it out, can you let me know ? g r i f f d @ g m a i l

  • thorsey220 Sep 06, 2008

    The bleach will not fully remove in one cycle and will come out in futher cylces staining clothes that should not be bleached

  • jonbonde Nov 29, 2008

    I am getting bleach marks on clothes run in a cycle with no bleach. Bleach must be coming from previous loads. How can this be fixed?

  • oceanpearlbe Dec 04, 2008

    My wife has ruined a few hundred dollars in colored clothes due to bleach carrying over from load to load.

  • tammijoe Mar 15, 2009

    These are front loaders...the bleach is not coming from the tub, it is coming from the reservoir. How do we make sure it all empties out of the reservoir?



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Keeping in mind that the bleach gets dispensed into your wash on the second to last rinse cycle and that most all rinse cycles are in cold water.  Is your cold water valve screen plugged causing your washer to rinse poorley?  Are you using the HE detergent?  If not maybe the washer is sudsing up to much and haveing a hard time rinsing all the suds and bleach out.

Fill the washer up with no clothes in it on a cold/cold wash setting does it take a long time to fill the washer up?  Also when it is full and agitating is there suds in the washer?

Last suggestion is if the drain is hose is alot higher than the top of the washer it might have a hard time draining out all of the bleach water before the next load

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