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Dirty white laundry

I'm baffled by the fact that since installing our new water softener, i can't get clean laundry. My whites come out as if they weren't washed at all.

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Check to make sure your soap is not sudsing up if you see alot of foaming in the machine when in use switch brands. also i reccommed running the machine a few times until all suds are gone. Most users of frontloaders put way to much soap and bleach in these machines they use alot less water so you can use alot less cleaning products. Also these machines will sometimes give you a faut code if this comes across the led write it down and let me know what code came out.

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its probably normal as new machines now only put in enough water to saturate the clothes its only the rinse or wool/delicate cycles that use a higher water level

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wht is the model no #, is that a front load one?

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SOURCE: Washer is turning my white clothes gray

Oil from transmission is a good possibility. The machine is still young but sounds like you do a lot with the washer. Better have a friend that don't mind looking it over, make sure that's oil and go from there!

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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SOURCE: the softener and bleach compartments

I have the exact same problem. Ive taken the hoses beneath the drum apart in case it is backed up all the way to the dispenser. Found a bra wire and removed it. Ran another cycle - still the same problem with water in the dispenser - even running down the outside front face of the washer. Not sure what to do next?!?!?!

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I have a Kenmore series 600 washer which leaves white residue on laundry. I've tried using less detergent (only use liquid detergent) but it still happens. Using Tide detergent.


There are a lot of causes for that issue. Overloading, too much softener, bad drain pump, dirty drum, hard water are some of the more common ones.

Jan 11, 2017 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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White Film On Dishes In Dishwasher


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on Jun 06, 2011 | Dishwashers

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How to clean a wash machine


Regularly clean the top and door of the washer to prevent the buildup of dirt and detergent. When you wash very linty materials, remove lint from the tub after removing the laundry. Soap deposits may cause laundry to smell bad. To solve this problem, fill the tub with water and add 1 pound of water softener or 1 gallon of white vinegar; then run the machine through the complete wash cycle. If the deposits are really bad, wash the inside of the tub with a solution of household ammonia and mild detergent. Rinse thoroughly and wipe the tub with liquid bleach. Caution: Rinse the tub thoroughly before wiping it out with bleach. Ammonia and bleach can combine to form a very dangerous gas.
Finally, run the machine through a complete wash cycle before you put any more laundry in.

on Jan 16, 2010 | Washing Machines

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How do I clean the washer to eliminate the dark spots of lint and dirt on laundry?


Prevent lint from clinging to clothes by adding 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar to the wash cycle.
To remove soap residue that makes black clothes look dull use white distilled vinegar in your final rinse.Get stained white socks and dingy dishcloths white again. Add 1 cup white distilled vinegar to a large pot of water, bring it to a rolling boil and drop in the articles. Let soak overnight. Some stains on clothing and linens can be soaked out using equal parts milk and white distilled vinegar.Before washing a mustard stain, dab with white distilled vinegar.ttack spaghetti, barbecue, or ketchup stains with a white distilled vinegar and water solution.Remove perspiration odor and stains on clothing, as well as those left by deodorants, by spraying full-strength white distilled vinegar on underarm and collar areas before tossing them into the washing machine.Forgot that you left wet laundry in the machine and it now smells moldy? Pour a few cups of white distilled vinegar in the machine and wash the clothes in hot water. Then run a normal cycle with detergent.Remove smoky odors from clothes by filling the bathtub with very hot water and 1 cup white distilled vinegar. Hang the garments above the steaming water and shut the door so the steam can penetrate the fibers.Keep the steam iron clean and in good working order by getting rid of mineral deposits in steam vents and spray nozzles. Fill the water chamber with a solution of equal parts white distilled vinegar and distilled water. Set it in an upright position and let it steam for about 5 minutes. When the iron is cool, rinse the tank with water, refill and shake water through the vents onto an old cloth. Test before using.Remove scorch marks from an iron by rubbing it with a warmed-up solution of equal parts white distilled vinegar and salt. If that doesn't work, use a cloth dampened with full-strength white distilled vinegar.Remove musky smells from cotton clothes by sprinkling them lightly with white distilled vinegar and then pressing them.Get water and salt stains off shoes and boots by wiping them down with a solution of equal parts white distilled vinegar and water.Give patent leather shoes and bags a better shine by wiping them down with white distilled vinegar.Get cleaner laundry! Add about 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar to the last rinse. The acid in white distilled vinegar is too mild to harm fabrics, yet strong enough to dissolve the alkalies in soaps and detergents. Besides removing soap, white distilled vinegar prevents yellowing, acts as a fabric softener and static cling reducer, and attacks mold and mildew.Eliminate manufacturing chemicals from new clothes by adding 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar to the water.Remove soap **** and clean the hoses of your washing machine with white distilled vinegar. Periodically run the machine with only a cup of white distilled vinegar in it-nothing else added to the wash cycle.Bring out bright colors by adding 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar to the rinse cycle.Fluff up wool or acrylic sweaters (hand- or machine-washed) and rid them of soap smell with 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar in the last rinse water.
Get rid of the tiny holes left along the hemline when you take out the hem of any garment by moistening a cloth with white distilled vinegar, placing it under the fabric and ironing.

Oct 31, 2011 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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Dirty marks on laundry caused by dirt or fungus inside folds of door seal


What you probably have is a build-up of scrud in the machine as a result of an interaction between the fabric softener and the detergent. This flakes off and marks the clothing.
Buy a commercially available cleaner for your machine for this purpose of do one or two cycles using a bottle of white vinegar in the tub without detergent. Clean the machine out doing another cycle using baking soda directly in the drum. Repeat this process if there are still any indications of scrud.
Take care that you use the correct amount of detergent in your machine according to load and water level and do a cleaning run about every 25 wash cycles to clear away any excess detergent that was not caught by the rinse.

Apr 30, 2011 | Zanussi Washing Machines

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I purchased the Kenmore Elite washer approximately five years ago. I have had no problems with it operating. However, since purchasing this washer I have ruined almost everything white I owned and avoid...


There has been many reports of complaints regarding this problem and it was found out that the gray spots on white clothing are caused by the fabric softener. The Kenmore Elite is a "highly efficient" machine that it uses very minimal amount water when washing and rinsing. The minimal use of water results in the fabric softener not being diluted completely and eventually makes gray spots on white clothing. The ridiculous solution to this problem, as Sears "advised" is not using fabric softener for white clothing. But you may also try putting the fabric softener in a small plastic bowl just enough to hold it and place it inside the machine prior to the final rinse. Using only the suggested amount of detergent and avoiding the use of detergent powder with speckles reduces the possibility spot occurrences in your while clothing.

Aug 27, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Leaves white clothes gray


Many of the machines are having a similar issue I am trying to find a resolution to fixing this, there are two issues. First Whirlpool has just recently identified a problem with premature bleach dispensing. Another dispensing problem I had is that fabric softener had to be diluted otherwise it would not wash out of the dispenser. And finally, the fabric softener dispenser would still hold a small amount of water after the wash cycle completed.Removing the top of some washers I have found that there is often a lot of stainless steel polish residue around the rim of the machine - which should have been cleaned away before the machine was shipped from Whirlpool. The gray, oily residue was not visible without removing the top of the washer. Knowing now what has caused the dark gray streaks on many peoples laundry.

Feb 08, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Dish Washer not cleaning


white film generally shows that there is not enough salt in the dishwasher, this is not normal salt like on your meal, you buy this from the detergent section of the store, add salt through the part where it says "S" unscrew the cap and put about 2 cups of it in, while filling with salt water will overflow out of the same place, this is normal this will start to work after about a wash or so if the salt is fine then check the heater on the machine, make sure its warming up etc if i have helped please rate me

Oct 03, 2007 | Dishwashers

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Whites going gray improper water level?


I cant say nothing with out a visual check, but gona give you a tip, in the past one client complain the same to me, and was a leaky transmission getting grase in the tube, check that point..good luck

Aug 06, 2006 | Kenmore 43142 Front Load Washer

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