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Dark clothes has lint all over them even when I rinse them twice

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Clean the lint filter in the machine

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Good Afternoon Friend,

I understand when you wash your dark clothes in your Frigidaire washer, model# FWX833AS1, there is lint left on them after the wash. There are a couple of possibilities that can cause lint.

First, would be incorrect sorting, or possibly tissues left in a pocket. It could be overloading your washer or not using enough detergent. Try reducing your load size. Rewash the clothes using the correct water temperature, water level, and amount of detergent.

Secondly, could be that it is undissolved detergent leaving residue on your clothes. Try adding a nonprecipitating water conditioner to the wash water.

Thirdly, it could be static cling attracting the lint. Try adding fabric softener to the final rinse, if you aren't already.

Lastly, the load could have washed too long.

I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your appliances status has changed successfully. Hope this is helpful.

-Best Regards-
WP

Jul 05, 2014 | Frigidaire Washing Machines

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Lint all over Clothing after rinse.


My washer accumulates lint between the wash tub and the outer chamber. Whenever you wash a load, all the past dried up lint gets reactivated into the new wash water.

If you get a refrigerator or dryer lint brush, you can reach this area and brush out the accumulation. Also the area above the wash tub can get clogged with lint. If you look under the lip between the tub, you can see the fabric softener/bleach channel dispenser, a lot of lint can accumulate there as well.

Clean both areas after a recent wash load when the lint has softened and is easy to scrub off. For safety's sake, unplug the washer. Be ready to be grossed out! I clean my washer every now and then to keep the lint down.

The washer will smell nice and clean after getting this lint/dirtball out. To maintain this lint free environment, see below.

If this fails and is not the problem, go to a thrift store and purchase the cheapest 100% pure wool clothing, some dark colors, and some white. The wool acts like a magnet for lint and will attach itself to the wool before it attaches to your clothes. It can be used over and over if you hang it out to dry. It will get felted and covered with lint.

Mar 15, 2014 | Roper Washing Machines

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Dark clothes have lint left on them. what could help this problem?


Are you sure it is lint and not soap? My washer does this, and it looks like lint, but it is soap.
If it is lint, always keep the lint collector inside the agitator clean.

If it is soap, and this might work for lint:
1. Turn clothes, particularly black clothes, inside out.
2. Use a concentrated soap with little or no filler.
3. Use less soap than normal.
4. Fully dissolve soap before adding clothes.
5. Run rinse cycle again after completing full wash cycle.

Jun 22, 2011 | Admiral AW22 Top Load Washer

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Leaving lint on clothes !


Hello, try separating fluffy or light colored things from dark helps and try to add 1/2 cup white vinegar to the rinse water and have stopped using fabric softener.

Thanks





May 23, 2010 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6000 Top Load Washer

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Lint on dark clothes in my Whirlpool Cabrio washing maching


sorry there right ..your not using he or low suddsing detergent ,or your using to much..as the water pumps out of unit the sudds stick to side of tub than when rinse water comes in it washes back on your clothes...i can only give you tips and something to look for...look for water not drainning fast enough ,,cut down on detergent,,wash your dark clothes first..give your unit a bleach clean about a pint of bleach..keep me posted onthejob

Feb 07, 2009 | Whirlpool Cabrio WTW6600SBT Top Load...

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Dark dirty spots on some clothing items appears on every load.


what you are seeing is suds getting back onto the clothes. make sure you are using HE type soap and not using too much of it.
if you are seeing suds inside the unit, when it is running, then it will "re-deposite" dirty soap residues back onto the clothes.
you need to run a rinse and spin cycle or even a heavy duty cycle with hot water to rinse out any soap that is left in the unit.
not a major problem, just use it differently and it will be ok.

Jan 29, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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The lint is not being washed from machine. All dark clothing has lint residue. How can I rectify this problem please? Currently my husband using damp cloth has to wipe over black clothing extensively prior...


the self cleaning lint filter seems to be clogged. before you replace it try this cheap/ easy remedy.
  • run a load with no clothes on high water level, hot water and a gallon or two of bleach.
  •  no soap. 
  • do an extra rinse after to make sure you rinse all the bleach away before putting more clothes in.
the lint filter may be defective since it has always had this problem, but its worth a try.

Jul 01, 2008 | Maytag Washing Machines

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Washer leaves too much lint on clothes


There are many things that cause lint. Some are easy to figure out, some aren't. Here are some of the most common things: 1. Separate clothes that are lint givers from lint takers (i.e., sweaters are lint givers and should not be washed with cotton which attracts lint). 2. Check clothes pockets for tissues or paper. 3. Don't overload the machine. 4. Use enough detergent to hold the lint in suspension. Read the recommended usage on the detergent bottle. 5. Use enough water to rinse the lint away. Washing large loads on a water saver mode is not a good idea. 6. Use fabric softener to reduce static attraction of lint. 7. Washing clothes on too long of a cycle, too often can cause premature wearing of the the fabrics. I hope some of this may help you. PS Adding a cup of plain white vinegar to the rinse cycle has also been known as a "cure" for controlling lint.

Apr 04, 2007 | Kenmore 22442 Top Load Washer

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