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Grease stains from Maytag MAV7200AWW washer

I have been getting clear, grease-like stains on my clothes the last few weeks. I initially thought it was my dryer. I posted a problem on this site last week and received a reply to clean the inside of my dryer and try again. I did so and continued to pull clothes out of my dryer this weekend with spots on them. I happened to pull a brand new white dress shirt out of the washer to hang up and air dry. It was full of stains. Where could the grease be coming from and how can I stop this from happening? It's ruining the clothes of my household of 4! I've tried treating the stains and they don't usually come out.

Theresa

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  • tlhutch Apr 21, 2009

    myethix,



    Thank you VERY much for responding to my problem. If I'm not mistaken, we recently replaced the transmission in the washer. I happened to be reading the Queen of Clean's Laundry Tips book the other day and she talked about clear, grease-like stains from mineral deposit build-up. Her recommendation was to clean the washer by running a quart of bleach through the longest cycle followed by running a quart of white vinegar through another cycle. I did so this weekend and, so far, no spots. I'm waiting to see how long this lasts to see if it was just a coincidence or if it truly helped.



    Thanks again for your help!

    Theresa

  • tlhutch Apr 22, 2009

    I pulled the paperwork on our repair last night. The washer had a bad transmission and was replaced on 19 Dec. We were told that the transmission for our washer had a 10-year warranty so it only cost us labor to repair. Now, it did take the guy 2-3 hours to fix so our total bill was $275. That sure beats a new washer at over $800, though!



    Here's something else I read in Linda Cobb's "Talking Dirty Laundry with the Queen of Clean" last night: Clean the automatic fabric softener dispenser 4-6 weeks to keep it working well and to prevent it from leaving softener stains on clothes. Liquid softener can leave blue spots on clothes and marks from dryer sheets can look like small grease patches. To clean the dispenser you must warm 1 cup of white vinegar in microwave and pour it into the dispenser as you would softener. Make sure you use warm vinegar and make sure you do this when the washer is empty. Large pieces of sticky fabric softener will occasionally be flushed out during cleaning, and they could adhere to clothes. I suggest cleaning the fabric softener dispenser when you are cleaning the machine.



    It is equally important to keep the bleach dispenser clean. Clean any removable parts by washing with hot water and dishwashing liquid. When you clean the washer with white vinegar, be sure to add some to the bleach dispenser, too.



    Hope this information helps us both!

    Theresa

  • linda3212 May 16, 2009

    MY MAYTAG DRYER IS SPIITING BLACK GREASE SPOTS ANY IDEAS HOW TO FIX? MAYTAG MODEL MDG7600AWWW

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I am having the same exact problem. Is is the dryer sheets / fabric softner or is it the transmission? I have ruined so many t'shirts and need to get this fixed / resolved.

thanks!

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HI! I just posted a question to "justask.com" and am having the exact same problem. I paid $9 for this answer and was happy to pay it because I now know what it is! From what I have been told, it is from the transmission in your washer and will cost at least $400 to fix it (that's just a ballpark figure... I have a Frigidaire and that was the figure I was given). So, basically, it would be more cost effective for you to purchase a new washer.

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  • myethix Apr 21, 2009

    Hmmm... how much for the transmission fix? Also, please keep me posted on whether the other worked for you. I'd hate to go out and purchase a new washer and that not be the problem. Thanks for replying back! :)

  • myethix Apr 27, 2009

    You know... that's a thought -- the dryer sheets leaving marks? I don't use and have never used fabric softener so I've never had any in my washer... so I can rule that out. But I DO use dryer sheets! Hmmm... wondering if there is a way to keep static off your clothing without the dryer sheets or maybe something you can put your dryer sheets in to keep them from actually touching your clothing? Or does that defeat the purpose? LOL. I guess I should check that out, huh? Thanks again!

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