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Whirlpool front loader staining..

I've been having problems now for almost a yr now with my whirlpool duet leaving greyish blue stains.. i've had the bearings replaced and yet the stains persist. i do not use fabric softner and very miminal purex he liquid

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  • mtndogdev May 24, 2009

    I have  a light grey/brown staining problem as well, it seems to be on lights and whites any solutions or reasons

  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    are you using he detergent

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Who replaced the bearings? mrdkirkham@aol.com
thanks

Posted on Apr 17, 2008

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I had the same problem with my Duet front loader. Whirlpool parts has come up with a new cleaner made especially for front load washers. It's a tablet that cleans the inside of your washer.

Posted on Apr 07, 2008

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I have the same washer and i am some times perplexed about stain that appear after washing> i always blamed colors tranfer from other items .I'll keep a closer eye and see if i can find any more. does your washer have any oders that bother you mine does. for the price i feel cheated

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