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Brown streaks on clothes

I have a kenmore he washer i have been getting brown streaks on all of my clothes it almost looks like dirt could it be the homemade laundry soap i have been using ?this washer is over 5 yrs old

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Do you have the matching dryer on the earlier models they didn't use a seal on the drum and once the paint rubbed off they left brown rusty looking marks on the clothes

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