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Our ge washer is putting a brown looking lint onto the clothes. what could be the cause?

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Might be a sock or other small garment that got into the pump. It does happen. Also might be something from a previous load such as a brand new towel that shed lint and stuck to the inner tub.

Has it done this more than just once or twice?

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WASH PERFORMANCE INFORMATION
9.1 Creasing
Creasing can be caused by over loading the washer or the dryer. Permanent Press or Delicate
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