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I am getting black streaks on clothes after washing.

The repairman put in a new rubber gasket around the front of the machine but clothes are still getting black streaks.

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I have had the same problem and today I found the solution. I removed the baffles in my front load LG washers and there was the problem....... Mold in and under baffled. It was getting onto my clothes where baffles and tub meet. The problem occurred during the high spin cycle. I am sure the mold and gunk was spinning out from under the baffles onto the clothes

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A buildup of detergent residue can occur in the wash tub over time and can lead to a mildew or musty smell even black particles.
The TUB CLEAN cycle is specially designed to remove this buildup. Press and hold the EXTRA RINSE button for 3 seconds to activate this cycle. The display will show a message to add liquid bleach to the dispenser. After the cycle has ended, open the door and allow the drum interior to dry completely.
NOTE: Do NOT use this cycle with clothes, and do NOT add detergent or fabric softener.

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Make sure the washer is level, especially front to back. Do not overload washer. Check to see if marks are coming from build up of gunk in the outer bowl.

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