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Yellow-rusty spots on clothes: Washing machine or hot water tank?

Washing machine or hot water tank makes yellow-rusty spots on white clothes?

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SOURCE: My Washing machine stains clothes;

my washing machine leaves stains on my black clothes only

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SOURCE: Washer is turning my white clothes gray

Oil from transmission is a good possibility. The machine is still young but sounds like you do a lot with the washer. Better have a friend that don't mind looking it over, make sure that's oil and go from there!

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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SOURCE: iam getting brown spots on white shorts after washing with Kenmore front loading washing machine

If it's gunk or build up the marks should wash away. In this case run a long cycle using "affresh" or "washer fresh" with an empty load and use the hottest water available to help rinse the gunk out.

If the marks do not wash away, it could be grease due to a bearing failure. Listen for loud growling or grinding either by spinning the drum by hand or putting it into a spin cycle. If this is the case, the rear tub assembly (contains bearing) will need to be replaced. Not much can be done about the ruined clothes :(

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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SOURCE: My Washing machine stains clothes;

Its the felt drum seal (clothes getting stuck in there and getting the greasy adhesive on them). I took a Q-tip and slid it between the felt seal and the metal, and the color and consistency of what came out was the same as the marks on the clothes.

Call a Whirlpool tech, they can replace

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How do I clean the washer to eliminate the dark spots of lint and dirt on laundry?


Prevent lint from clinging to clothes by adding 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar to the wash cycle.
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Get rid of the tiny holes left along the hemline when you take out the hem of any garment by moistening a cloth with white distilled vinegar, placing it under the fabric and ironing.

Oct 31, 2011 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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I bought the Samsung 8 kg Top Loader (Model: WA80V3WIP) a few weeks ago. I only use cold water and bought the yellow packet of Sunlight washing powder, which specifically says on the packet that it works...


As with any top-loader, the soap drawer will deposit the entire soap load on one spot within the first few seconds of water fill. When the water starts running through the soap drawer, the brakes on the drum are released, so you can manually rotate the drum to disperse the soap over the load surface, thus eliminating the concentrated spots. Also, you may save the duvet, as the white marks are most probably dried soap powder which can be removed with a damp cloth wiped over the area.

Oct 19, 2010 | Samsung SW62ASP Top Load Washer

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I purchased the Kenmore Elite washer approximately five years ago. I have had no problems with it operating. However, since purchasing this washer I have ruined almost everything white I owned and avoid...


There has been many reports of complaints regarding this problem and it was found out that the gray spots on white clothing are caused by the fabric softener. The Kenmore Elite is a "highly efficient" machine that it uses very minimal amount water when washing and rinsing. The minimal use of water results in the fabric softener not being diluted completely and eventually makes gray spots on white clothing. The ridiculous solution to this problem, as Sears "advised" is not using fabric softener for white clothing. But you may also try putting the fabric softener in a small plastic bowl just enough to hold it and place it inside the machine prior to the final rinse. Using only the suggested amount of detergent and avoiding the use of detergent powder with speckles reduces the possibility spot occurrences in your while clothing.

Aug 27, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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My washer leaves a yellow line on my white clothes


Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly. The yellow line is usually a resul of iron particulate in the water the machine uses. There are a few thing you can try to clean the machine.

You will not find this one in any manual.

Put one cup of bleach and 1/4 th cup dishwashing powder straight into the tub and run an empty or "cleaning rags cycle" with HOT water. You can add the juice of a freshly squeezed lemon or use lemon concentrate also with that. You may initially have to do this for 2 to 3 cycles to get rid of the iron deposits. After that you should use one of the products below before returning to reugular wash cycles.

There are other producs out there that you should use per their directions once a month.

http://www.affresh.com/#/home

and http://www.tide.com/en-US/product/tide-washing-machine-cleaner.jspx

Also make sure you using HE washing machine detergents vs regular washing machine detergent. Here is just one example:

http://www.purex.com/detergents/ultra-purex-he

Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Kelly

Jul 22, 2010 | Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. HE3 Front Load Washer

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Grey spots on our white clothes after wash


do you use affresh to clean your front loader? deposits of soap and other such things can be stuck around the inside tub of your washer. try this porduct out it works great on all front loaders use hot water with the affresh pellet with no clothes and run the machine through a cycle this also helps with any stagnant water smells also have you cleaned out your pump lately. * note remeber to put the pellet on the inside of the machine not in the soap dispenser

Apr 28, 2010 | Bosch Axxis WFL 2060 Front Load Washer

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All our whites are now greys washing with our GE WCVH6260


graying of clothes is usualy caused by / serveral things . too much soap / washer not rinsing properly / and gas dryers. change your dergt. use one with a bleach in it . and use 2nd rinse ( cold water ) make sure washer drains wash water completly . do this by cking the drain pump clean out .. if cloged it will slow the drain cycle and you will be rinsing with the wash water . also use H E dergt. . if dergt is still in clothes when drying this turns nylon yellow and whites gray .. .also seperate colors . and whites .. **** ..

Feb 12, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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After washing white clothings will get yellow stain.


Generally this is caused by hard water. If you have well water, this can happen. If you have city water or a water softener, you may want to make sure it is still working properly.

Sep 20, 2009 | Daewoo Washing Machines

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I have an Amana ALW880QAW that is putting yellow spots on the clothes.


possible you have older machine with rust in the tub
broader spots to allout dingy colors if clothes set in washer
or have well water ...that can make a difference

Aug 24, 2009 | Amana NAV8805EWW 3.3 Cu. Ft. Elustra Tub...

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I get grey stain/spots on my white cloths


This is from not enough HOT loads.

Fatty deposits gather between the basket and tub during COLD washes.

Then they are being released in large numbers when you do your whites on HOT.

It is recommended to do 1 HOT load per week.

Do an empty load with some degreaser added (like Goo-Gone) on the fullest/hottest setting you have.

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Jun 09, 2009 | Kenmore HE2 Plus Front Load Washer

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