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Washing machine residue from stainless steel tub rubs off onto clothes

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  • 123paulette Nov 28, 2007

    This has all ready been replaced. The finish (oxidation) from the stainless steel tub rubs off onto your clothes.

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2007

    Residue and oily stains on all my sheets and white underwear which do not come out. Inumerable calls to Whirlpool offered no satisfaction. Have complained to them for 3 years now. Only offer made was a 10% discount on a new machine. After 4th service call repairman replaced u-joint. Filed paper work for class action suit, but never heard anymore from Wisconsin law firm. My daughter-in-law's Calypso had to be junked after 3 years use. This is the last Whirlpool product I will buy.

  • Robert20 Jan 03, 2008

    Yes, we have the same problem. A dark, brown stain on alot of clothes- 1 -4 items per load.

    What should we do? Junk it or repair it. Either way it's going to cost me.



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What actually will happen over time is the stainless steel retianing hub and nut diseningrate and the tub becomes loose. Then the spin cycle will destroy the top balancing ring. When this happens - the washer is junk - not worth repairing.
Before that thou - other mechanical problems can happen, like u-joint breakage. These washers are absolute junk.

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My washing machine has been leaving light grey streaks across various clothes, sheets and towels. I have no idea what is wrong - machine or old pipes.

I had the plumber come and change the pipes and leaking tap but I suspect something in the washing machine will need changing.

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I would like to know the answer to that as well. i am so tired of having this dots and streaks on all our light clothes!

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I actually have a question regarding this. The residue, is it like a dark grey to almost black streak? All over light clothes?

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The u-joint balancer kit needs to be replaced. it located under the wash plate where your clothes. its not the stainless steel. you might want to do a search to see if your model falls under the class action on this washer before you repair it

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