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After 20 years of use, pieces of thin black rubber are deposited around the bowl after the wash cycle. Where is this material coming from?

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Are you sure that it is rubber
the black is mostly from the mud build up under the agitator from using washing powders that do not completely flush out on the spin cycle. Remove the agitator and /or bowl to clean out the gunk
after 20 years you will be amazed at how dirty the machine is where you can't see

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