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Stains on clothes

I have a Maytag A511 washer and as of recently there have been black stains on clothes. I thought maybe it was a bearing but I can't get the agitator out to look at anything. Is there a way to remove the agitator? Or could these stains even be coming from the dryer? There are no visible black spots or anything in the drum, but i read that if the seal goes bad on the bearing then water can get in and force grease out.

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Yeah if the seal has gone even slightly then it will send grease out 1 way to check if the bearings are on there way out is pull the washer out take the back panel off and look in to see if there are any green spots on the back off the washer if there is then there on there way out another way is to place your palm on the front of washer place your fingers into the drum and pull your fingers up if there is movement then there going m8

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My name is Huum,

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