Question about Washing Machines

2 Answers

Washing machine problems

Whenever i use my washer it leaves black marks on my clothing. thewasher is less than 5 years old. could you help me?

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • woodbug Jan 14, 2008

    how fixable is this?

  • woodbug Jan 15, 2008

    no, the spinner ( i believe it's called an agitator) is white. thanks for responding.

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    my GE Toploader of 5 years is leaving dark brown grease marks on all my laundry. Doe anybody know how to pinpoint the area that could be causing this? Much apprecaited if so :-) -Mom with Greased Up laundry

  • shellyvan Apr 21, 2009

    It seems the agitator is not operating right - it leaves black pencil-like lines/marks on light clothing. I'm sure it's on ALL clothes, but only notice it on light colors. WHAT IS CAUSING THIS & HOW CAN IT BE FIXED?

    It's a Whirpool and is only 2 years old/1



2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

Oil or grease due to failing seal on the drum shaft.

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 871 Answers

Is the spinner inside color black? this might be the cause you have black marks.

i suggest you buy a replacement for that spinner.

Posted on Jan 14, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do i replace the agitator in my old heavy duty whirlpool washing machone?


The Whirlpool Ultimate Care II washing machine is atop-loading clothes washer. The washer has several cycles to choose from,including cycles for washing normal clothes, permanent press items, delicateand items marked "Hand Wash." To do its job, thewashing machine relies on an agitator, located in the center of the wash tub.The agitator rotates during the wash cycle, moving the clothes around the washtub so that they are cleaned equally. If the agitator is broken, it will notsufficiently agitate the clothes and must be replaced. ·1 Unplug the washing machine from the wall outlet or turn off the power supplyin your service panel. · 2 Open thewashing machine lid and remove any clothes remaining inside. · 3 Remove thefabric softener cup by squeezing the bottom lip of the cup and lifting itstraight off. · 4 Pry theagitator cap off of the top of the agitator with a flat-head screwdriver. · 5 Remove thebolt at the bottom of the agitator, using the socket wrench with extension, andthen remove the agitator from the washing machine. Tip the agitator to removethe bolt and washer. · 6 Install thenew agitator onto the drive shaft. · 7 Secure thenew agitator with the bolt that you originally removed. · 8 Press theagitator cap and fabric softener cup back into position on top of the newagitator. · 9 Restore powerto the washing machine to complete the repair.

Sep 07, 2011 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

1 Answer

My washing machine is leaving small bits of black

FIXYA has no way of knowing what they are or where they come from .we have no field techs . suggest you call a repair service

Oct 26, 2017 | GE Profile WPRE6100G Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Front loader leaving black marks

had the same problem. Tried changing the washing powder to no effect.

Jul 03, 2009 | Frigidaire GLTF2940ES Front Load Washer

2 Answers

Leaves white marks on coloured clothes

I'd try putting the machine on a hot fill wash, max water level put in half a cup of baking soda when the machine starts to washer turn it off and leave it to soak overnight, then let it finish the cycle the next day. Also make sure you tip some of the hot water down the beach dispenser and clean all around the top of the machine


Mar 25, 2009 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top...

1 Answer

Rust stains and bleach spots.

I'm sorry but the white spots will be due to bleach. It may be that there was undissolved bleach in the washer after the first load. Maybe some of it came out with the whites and lay in wait in the basket.

I doubt the makers would guarantee anything for 7 years, so no free basket or installation is likely. Seems there is a chip in the enamel and dampness / water from the previous wash days before sits there collecting iron as rust particles.

For the time being you could try rinsing the machine out before the first load. That might prevent the rust marks or reduce them.

May 01, 2008 | Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Black mark on clothes after washed in Maytag top load washer.

Check and make sure the seal at the bottom of the washer is not wore out. Alot of times you will get grease from the bearins and drum assembly if this wears out.

Apr 14, 2008 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6451 Top Load Washer

5 Answers

Whirlpool calypso washer black streaks

to all that are having a problem with these calypso washers... if you have paid for a repair then you need to check out the lawsuit... and see if it applies to you.
but if you are getting a mark or a residue on your clothes, then look at the inner wash plate gasket, where it meets with the outer stainless steel tub. if there is a gap between the gasket and the tub then thats where the marks are coming from.
it happens alot and thats not covered by the settlement, but its not too bad to replace the inner wash plate. you need to remove the cabinet, then the tub cover and the innerwash plate dome. then 6 screws and the cover will come off.
replacing the inner wash plate will solve the stains and get you a few more years of use until you have to buy a new washer as more items may fail.

Apr 09, 2008 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Black marks

throw a clean pair of old sneakers in the dryer with the clothes. this should not allow the clothes to stay in one place during the entire dry cycle

May 25, 2007 | Equator EZ 3612 CEE Front Load...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Washing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

392 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Washing Machines Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers


Level 3 Expert

77939 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

16841 Answers

Are you a Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides