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After a wash cycle, there are brown flakes around the tub

These brown flakes are in the clothes and in the tub. I cleaned the "rim" at the top using a mirror. But it looked more like lint with a brownish look. I am running a cycle, agatate then to spin to see if it happens without any clothes.

What else could cause this? The washer is a top load about 7 years old

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SOURCE: washer wil not spin or drain out after cycle completed

sounds like drain is plugged. this is a fairly easy fix,and you actually get paid to do it. unscrew the bottom panel of your washer should be 3 screws on the very bottom then you will see a white plug that is about 2 1/2" unscrew it (make sure you have a bowl under it water will leak ) and pull it out. this is where you get paid you will find all kinds of change and junk just clean it out reinstall and your clothes will be a lot drier after the spin cycle

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SOURCE: will agatate only will not empty the tub

Check to see if there is anything plugging the drain or if there is a kink in the drain hose.

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