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GWL15 model sometimes leaves black marks on clothes

This usually only happens every other month or so. The last time I had washed flannel sheets, then a mattress cover, then some velour items. The velour items had black all over them. I have checked with the store, the 24 hour hotline, the factory and get a different answer every time. I have been using Gain HE liquid detergent, no fabric softner and only about a 1/2 inch of detergent in the cap (per their instruction). Then a month or so later, it will happen again! Have ruined several items because of this!

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  • gaspump Mar 05, 2008

    I used mostly warm washes. It was still under warranty so the company swapped it out. Thank you for your help.



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