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Brown streaks I have the same problem. My daughter kept saying I was putting something in either the washer or dryer to make it happen. I don't know how to fix this. Any resolution from Maytag? This is too many people with same problem.

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On the front load washer what happens is once the load is done the door gets closed then this allow mold to stain the rubber baffle 1-10 ratio of bleach and water 90% water then spray and wipe all the folds of the rubber boot once you get it clean the staining left on the boot is only a visual issue but a good cleaning is in order this occurs when well mostly use cold water to wash.;......... after you wash is done allow the door to gap open to allow to cool down properly.

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Remove the water supply hoses and check the small screens inside the ports on the water inlet valve. Make sure they are clear of rust and debris. A common problem is the screens getting rusty and putting the iron oxide into the wash water causing brown stains or streaks to get on clothing and sometimes leaving a brown ring around the tub. I will attach a photo for reference. Sorry for your trouble and I hope this helped. Best wishes.

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