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Dirty marks on white washing

Could be on all but does not show on coloured could this be from door seal

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Do you do any boil washer 95 wash if you dont there will be a sludge type of paste on the door seal pull it back a bit between the drum and the seal if there is put it on a boil wash with no powder,conditioner or clothes and put in about half a mug of soad crystals staright in the drum and this should clear up .

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