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Stained clothes Please Help! after eco cold/cold cycle clothes have oilly/grease marks on some articles. Where is it coming from?

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  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2008

    I have the same problem.... most of the marks are long - string like - as if something is floating in the water before it attaches to the clothes.

    I am just empting a load of white towels that is a terrible mess. It has happened before & I have to use a spray product like Zout to remove the marks. It will take a couple of washes to remove the junk.

    Oil sure sounds like a possibility.

  • towsh Jun 03, 2008

    I also have brown marks on my clothing after wash load is done. Sometimes I smell a bad odour while the washer is on. I read online that the bearings may need to be replaced! My kenmore front loader is only 4 years old.


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We have the same grease stains problem. Without even touching my Kenmore front loader, a Sears tech "knew" the grease stains were from bearings. He said it is the only source of grease in the machine and that the repair would be $800 plus because it involves 2 techs. Wish they would have told me that on the phone and save me the $70 house call fee. No more Kenmores for me.

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

THANK YOU for your efforts in solving my grease marked clothes, after further investigation I found that indeed the bearing on the back of the tub, were the belt attaches, is leaking grease through the tub after the water spins through it. My solution: after ruining my wifes brand new robe and her white shirt, was to buy new washer, I bought Maytag top load. She is much happier.

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I have the same problem and I do nt use a fabric softner. It looks as though the liquid laundry soap dripped on the clothing; it also has a sprayed pattern.

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There no grease in ft loading washer possible cause fabric softner

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