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Black spots on white laundry

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When I removed my white laundry from the washer it had small black spots on all over it.  I re-washed them 3 times with triple bleach, I soaked the items in bleach water for 3-4 hours, and after that didn't work, I soaked the items in salt. All to no avail.  I'm afraid to use my washer for fear the spots will appear on all the laundry.  My washer is about 10-14 years old.  Kennmore model #110.82874120 (10 amps/60 Hz/120 volts/stock# 28741).  Could it be the deterioration of the inside of the black rubber-like hose that brings the water in and out of the washer?  I'm baffled and frustrated.  Could you please help?

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    We also have the same problem. Frigidare Gallery Front loader. It is 5 yrs old and we are getting black spots on the clothes and it sounds like a turbine starting up when it spins.

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I must say that aftger 10-14 years its time to let the old girl go,

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Is the washer noisey when spinning? If so its probable that the main bearings are worn, & losing the original grease into the wash tub. At 10-14 yrs old its probably not woth fixing (assuming parts are still available)

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