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Hi I've a front loading model 970-C42074-00 that is ruining my cloths, leaving grease marks on everything. Could the cause of this be bad bearings in the drum? I have tried increasing water temperature, detergent amounts and smaller loads.

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Woo stop adding more detergant . you get a build up over time you should only be using about 2 tblps no mor half that if you have a softner . ok chexk the door seal behind the gasket at the tub is there a gray slime on the plastic tub could be brown

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