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Black spots on laundry

I am getting black spots on my laundry. At first they were black lines, almost as if they had been drawn by a marking pen and smudged a little bit. It happened to one load of clothes and then the washer was fine for 3 or 4 weeks before it happened again. Now it is happening with every load. Sometimes the marks are still in lines 2 to 4 inches long, but now there are also faint smudges and also small spots the size of the holes in the drum. I tried do a load with just hot water and some bleach, but if anything, that made it worse.



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  • Pat 24 Oct 20, 2007

    We had a repair man come and look at the dryer. Main bearing has gone bad. We are still waiting for an estimate. Apparently they are having trouble finding a part even though the machine is only 6 years old.


    Thanks for the attempts to help us.



  • Pat 24 Oct 20, 2007

    We thougth we'd see whether the manufacturer might have pity on us first. Otherwise, I'm afraid we will be looking at having to buy a new machine.


    PS--we're in the US

  • Pat 24 Oct 20, 2007

    I'm tyring to decide whether to chance it with another frontloader. I really liked this one but can't afford a new machine every 6 years.



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Your problem may be because you generally use a 'cool' wash ie 30' or 40' Try a really HOT programme or two to see if this will remove the deposits that have built up What happens is that quite a lot of 'undisolved powder' tends to congregate inside the machine because of 'low temperature washes' Its a good idea now & then to use CALGON or some other descaling agent.

Mr CALGON please note my plug but it is good

Posted on Oct 20, 2007

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    keith wagstaff Oct 20, 2007

    if your machine is 6 years old FORGET about having new bearings fitted It just aint worth the expense. If you have them fixed who knows what may go next & how long that will be? Better to put that cash to a new machine. You can get a ' Cheap & Cheerful' for under £200. (ps are you in UK or USA?)



The inside of of your washer has brown buidlup, i am currently changing my front load washer and noticed brown stains in the inner drum.  you may run a hot mpty wash and put it some strong soap to clean up residues inside

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