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Detergent stains on the finish of the washer and dryer

I use a liquid detergent. My Kenmore washer and dryer are black. When I left the container on top of the washer, the detergent left a mark the shape of the container, This has happened to the top of the dryer as well. No matter what I have used, I cannot remove the detergent residue/ring. Please help.

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seals are gone big job!!

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Welcome to fixya.
I'm Huuum and happy to assist you,

this is a very common happening and it means
This usually means that a seal is degrading or dissolving.
This washer is a top loader, Right!
I believe it calls for HE ( High Efficient) laundry detergent.
If we use to much of either it will cause this !

This usually happens due to using to much detergent or bleach.
You said, Black oil like residue discharged from washer during use. Stain clothes, almost impossible to remove. Loosened nut on agitator but it will not budge, and am afraid of damage if I try to pry between agitator and bottom of drum.

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Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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There are usually 3 compartments in the drawer, the smallest is for using fabric conditioner, the largest is where you put the powder or detergent in, the middle size one you do not put anything in, as it is where the cold water comes in for rinsing.
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Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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SOURCE: kenmore 12502100 white plastic dusty residue

Sounds like washer mites. Put some cheese on the top of the washer after the load finishes. Then leave for at least 60 minutes. The mites will eat the cheese, be satisfied, and your wash will be good next time.

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for months i was getting white marks on dark clothing. still not sure whats causing it, but using the advice here and on other websites, i soaked clothes in a diluted vinegar solution, washed again and all marks were gone!

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