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Lately washer leaving "stains" on clothing...what causes this?

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I have had customers that have complained of this. I my area it is usually related to hard water a iron in the water rather than being the fault of the washer. The washer and the clothing is just the place that it is most noticable. For these customers a water softener has solved the problem. You should get your water checked for hardness and iron it may be the problem. Another thing that it could be, is if you have iron piping in your house. Rust from inside the iron piping can flake off and stain your clothing. Just a few things that you can check out....

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