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Brown spots appear on clothes washed in the whites cycle regardless of water temperature or use of detergent or fabric softener. Spots do NOT appear on other cycles regardless of the same variables. Spots are identical in size to the holes in the drum. Does not appear to be a mold problem as there is no smell and washing twice with Affresh did nothing to solve the problem. There is also no residue on the interior of the drum.

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  • petebran Jul 01, 2009

    Regarding your suggestion that this is a bearing problem, another expert has told me that if it was the bearing then the stain would be yellow-greenish and appear in every cycle, not just the fast-spinning whites cycle (when clothes are literally sucked into the little holes in the drum where they pick up the brownish substance that I first mentioned). Would you not agree?

  • petebran Jul 01, 2009

    P.S. I assume my Frigidaire GLTF1040ASO is identical to a Kenmore 44102 and that's why my question is categorized under the latter heading?

  • petebran Jul 01, 2009

    I clicked on the link but it took me to a web site (www.geecustoms.comuf.com) that was under construction and had no information.

  • petebran Jul 02, 2009

    Can anyone tell me the source of - and solution for - this problem?

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Sounds like the inner part of the the washer has rusted out causing the stains.

it can be removed with a Rust Remover. So i think you should remove the clothes as soon as the cycle is completed . If you removed them immediately they would be fine . Have your washer checked out? I think this will help you.
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This happens becouse of bearing. As bearing has small amount of oil inside when bearing worns oil starts to escape from the bearing itself, and because of warm temperatures around the drum and the vibration when drum is spinning small particles of oil gets mixed with the water and stays on the washing load after drained out. So the best solution on this occasion is just to replace the drum bearing with new one and everything will be back to normal. Be advised: after replacing the bearing run the machine for one washing cycle without any load (no clothes). This will completely clean up the system, so will prevent from any oil that might be left in the system to get on your clothes.

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