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Rust from washer getting on clothes

Our washer has been getting rust on clothes for some time, and is getting worse. Advice on how to find & fix washer rust problem, and on how to remove rust stains from clothes?

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Don't let anything sit in the washer. When it's done running, take the clothes out. You can get a product called rust reverser. It has to be applied to a dry surface.

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