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Amiral top loader3Ratw3005tq When cycle finished clothes covered with small black flecks which looks like scale ?from the lining of the outside drum The machine is 9 months old. thanks Klaus

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  • drkmderm Sep 06, 2009

    Any other suggestions?

  • drkmderm Sep 06, 2009

    any other thoughts - definitely not the clothes or grease-the black bits are like soft flakes - when they dry they can be brushed off the clothes and disintegrate to powder

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Remove the hoses from the water inlet at the taps and/or at the back of the washer and check the filters in the hoses for the same flecks trapped in the screens.
If yes....the flecks are coming into the washer from the water supply.
If no.....run a empty load with a full water level with a product to remove rust,calcium and lime.
Make it strong.
Run the same full level wash cycle again with bleach.(strong)

Is the drain hose clear....does the machine quickly drain well?

If the flecks continue......you may have to use your warranty to correct the problem of a defective tub and or agitator.
Save some of the flakes for the repair people if you have to use the warranty.



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Hard to tell what the spots are without seeing them... But... If they're black greasy spots they could have been caused by the washer. As for the clothes, I'd suggest wetting the spots with liquid detergent, rub it in and wash them again... Now then, if the spots are lighter it may have been the detergent or fabric softener
You need to try a process of elimination to figure this one out. It could be the detergent which should be put in before the clothing or diluted with water. It could be dryer sheets or liquid fabric softner and yes even the body spray. Change one of the things at a time untill you can figure it out.
fill your washer with water then add a couple of cups of white vinegar and then run it through the cycle without any clothes in it , the vinegar will rid your machine of any deposits that should not be there
My first guess is that it's rust coming from your washer,if you eliminated most of the other possibilities already.

However, there's one thing that may be different: do you use different temperature water on dark clothing from what you use on light colored clothing? If so, whatever is causing the stains could be coming from your water heater and it's simply more noticeable on dark clothes.

Obviously your water is an issue, but it doesn't fully explain the mystery. The above are guesses, but I hope they might lead you to a solution.... but it would be just guesses like this unless the machine is opened and checked ..... since your unit is under warranty (only 9 months old)..... you cannot do this as it would void your warranty if you open the unit.....

if you have tried all the above possibilities and still you get them..... something is rusting away inside.... i would advice you not to waste anymore time and call the manufacturer at the earliest.... sometimes allowing the machine to function with a defect could make it even worse...

regards iversh


Posted on Sep 06, 2009

  • SAM JAYANTH CHANDRASEKAR

    shud u insist on doing this repair urself inspite of voiding the warranty claim.... Pull off the agitator (7/16 bolt below the top) and check for a bad tranny spidle seal.Clean all the grease off the agitator. Also, you may need to pull the spin tube and install a new seal.


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Hi,
Try to clean your washing machine .Every now and then grime bulids up in the machine after constant washing .So we need to clean them out every now and then. Run a warm to hot cycle on a medium size wash 1 cup of vinegar and a cup of cloudy ammonia,with out any clothes.Let the cycle run through out the end.If you are able to change the rpm spinning speed on the machine,then do so when cleaning it, to the lowest speed.

Hope this helps
Thanks
Smith.

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