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Ruining cloths, leaves black stain.

1yr old washer staining cloths, stains are black in nature. checked under seal, area clean. help..thanks

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    Use only hp detergents, have turned off water saving feature. Hot or cold water does not matter still leaves white powdery stain

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    Stains shirts

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Black stains could only come from rubber part that is deteriorating. Need to check all hoses, rubber boot and at bearing seal.

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You said, you have been getting oil stains on some of my clothes.
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