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Oil spots on clothes

Appx. ten year old Speed Queen top loading washer. Not every time, but every few loads getting oily/greasy stains on clothes.

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HI Friend,
First of all relax alright, you are in safe hands.
See every washing machine has a turbine at the bottom f the washing bowl and below that there is a motor. And there wud be a safety valve or (washer ) which basically looks like a ring made out rubber or plastic and when this ring gets outdated or torn it stops controlling the oil flow and thats the reason y ur clothes have the oil stains ,so once it is replaced you will not have this issue.
This would surely help you in getting the clothes clean and tidy.!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted on May 13, 2009

  • LaundryProb Feb 18, 2011

    I had this same problem and thought it was my old washing machine's fault. So, I got a new shiny front loader. SAME PROBLEM! I don't use softener. I have not left something in the pocket. I don't drip oil on my clothes. It does not happen to everything - just usual suspects - dark cotton clothes. So frustrating. Any help?

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