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Small rust spots in washing machine

I recently got a used washing machine and I left the water in over night. When I drained the water, there were some spots inside the barrel. What can I do to remove them before I do laundry again?

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Re: Small rust spots in washing machine

Painted or stainless steel? is it definitely rust? or

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