Question about Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer
I get oil like spots on my dark or red or grey cotton clothes that don't come out. Whirlpool claims it not the machine. What can it be?
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Ok, I had to stop and tell everyone about my latest experience. When we moved here we bought the nice Whirlpool front load washer and dryer set. I Love them....still don't understand how my clothes get clean with so little water, but love them. ..................That is until lately. I was really upset about a total of 4 white blouses that looked to have some kind of light splattered stains on them after washing. I would try to wash them again with a stain remover sprayed or scrubbed on the spots, but they wouldn't come clean. I gave up and considered the blouses ruined. I told William what was happening and he called the repair man out because he thought it might be some kind of part in the machine that was leaking oil onto the clothes when they were washing. The guy came out and told William that there wasn't anything that could go into the washer tub and get onto the clothes. He then looked around in the washer and at the little detergent dispenser drawer. He suggested that we use 1 cup of Clorox and 1/4 cup of dish washer detergent (cascade with dawn degreaser crystals) on a hot to medium water temperature and turn it on a complete wash cycle to make sure that we didn't have mold and mildew setting up in our machine. After he left, I proceeded to do what he told us. I though.....the blouses are probably ruined anyway. I had tried to get out all the spots to no avail, so what the heck......I threw them into the mix too! Would you believe they came out clean, very bright white (instead of yellowed or dingy from continued wear) and the washer smells as sweet as it did when it was new. Why didn't they tell me about this when I bought it ??????????? I plan on putting the detergent mix in the washer every couple of months and throwing in all the whites that I can find to take advantage of the cleaning effect on the whites. (I thought that maybe some of you had gotten stains on white clothes that you would like to get out too)
Posted on Sep 06, 2008
I just wanted to let people know that are having this similar problem, with the oil like stains on clothing, after 4 weeks the parts and repair man came with a new drum assembly for my washer and the bearing was definetly out and that is what was causing the oil on my clothing....and thiS washer was only 2 months old... so it does happen!!
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
I think I may have a similar problem that I have fixed once and now it has returned. I have a Gas dryer that has been marking up our clothing with brown streaks that don't come out. I changed the entire dryer drum and the problem went away. Apparently the gasket(felt) breaks down with heat and the adhesive that holds it in place steaks clothing. It really shows up on whites. I thought it was the washer for a long time and finally found it. Whirlpool said- you are using too much softener or the inside of the machine was dirty.
Anyway, we changed the drum of the dryer and the problem was solved immediately. After about a year of use the problem is now back! My wife hates these machines and I agree. I would NEVER purchase their product again. very disappointing product and really disappointing support from Whirlpool.
Check the felt liner inside your dryer/drum! I think you may find your problem.
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
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Posted on Jun 16, 2008
CAN'T STAND whirlpool. We bought a duet 6 months ago and it has been leaving oil like stains on dark cotton clothing. PC Richard has sent 3 technicians and whirlpool 2 techs and no one has been able to telI l us what the problem is. Whirlpools customer service is the WORST I have ever dealt with. They are refusing to replace the washer but have been unable to fix it saying that they cannot prove that it's their washer that is causing the problem. In the mean time I've ruined numerous items of clothing. I won't EVER buy a whirlpool product again.
Posted on Feb 26, 2010
I have the same problem with my Whirlpool Dryer. Streaks of oil stains across our clothing. I can hear the bearing rattling around in the back of the unit and the felt is come off at the back of the unit. The unit is 4 months out of warranty and the best Whirlpool will offer is free parts, labor I still be required to pay. I also cited this website to them and they said it is just a very small percentage of customers that experience this issue or they'd have done a recall. At this point I may just replace the unit with another vendor.
Posted on May 17, 2010
Can you fix the drum bearings yourself? We've had multiple items ruined and, like the others, our machine is only a couple of years old. Thanks.
Posted on May 22, 2008
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