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Re: When I warsh clothes lint get all aver my clothes.
Hi Thanks for using FixYa. You have not
mentioned about the make and model number of Washing Machine. However, I am
providing you the solution for both front load and top load washers. Check down the edge of
the door seal, see if there is a lot of "gunk" there, this would
cause grey marks on laundry. If it is afront
load washerthen try these
You'll have to do a few maintenance washes to clear it out of the tub. Try
these steps to remove the dirt, debris and odor from the washer—
your machine to 60 degree wash.
add 1/2 a cup of Washing Soda or 4 cups of baking soda Crystalsand run the machine with no
clothes in it.
drain will sparkle, and it will remove all the debris, lint & mold
growth from the drain pump and drain filter. Also the mold from the door
seal will be cleared
Add 1 desert spoonful of Washing Soda to every wash... I
sprinkle it along the crease in the door seal.
the fabric softener cup with a rag first, (bleach will not break up fabric
softener as it is introduced in the rinse cycle with the fabric
Also check the drain hose, it should not be clogged.
And, if it’s atop load washerthen try these steps— Remove the dispenser
and spray with white vinegar. Then spray the agitator with it too. You can
pretty much wipe it right out. Vinegar dissolves softener very quickly. The
dispenser just wash out with warm water after the vinegar sits on it for a
minute, and you hardly have to wipe at it at all. Try adding bleach to the
dispenser and clean it with a small brush. The dispenser will
pull off from the agitator and you can run hot water in it from the sink. The
agitator is not as easy but has a 1/2" bolt holding it to the shaft.
Remove the bolt and pull up. But you can clean the whole washer with a cup of
bleach and that will also clean the agitator. Now run a full tub of hot water
and then add a cup of bleach with no soap. After the washer has filled up, then
add another gallon of hot water and that will help to rinse out the residues
that cause odors. Then after that don’t use too much soap and you won’t have
residue build up. Only use the smallest amount of soap that the cup has marked
in it. Please do accept the solution if the issue is
resolved or post a comment for further assistance. Thanks Rylee
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While removing that little screen occasionally to get the lint off, I have found that I get my clothes drier by doing it after each bunch of clothes dried. ALSO, while cleaning out the lint filter is a good practice, one that is just important, if not moreso, is to clean out the area where the lint filter rests. You can usually remove the plastic piece that you insert the filter simply by removing a couple of screws and gently lifting that frame out. Next step is to get out the vacuum cleaner, either upright or cannister will do well so long as the upright has a hose attachment. Put the crevice tool on the end of the hose and use it to remove more lint from from the "cavern" (my word for the comparative amount of room there) under the frame you have removed.
Not only will this help your dryer to work more efficiently, but it can also keep the chance of fires to a minimum. (Fires are more likely with a gas dryer.)
Remove the filter and see if lint is building up below it. If so, make sure to thoroughly remove all you can. Make sure the filter itself is also clean and empty after every single load. This can ruin the machine if it gets too bad.
Your washer does not have a lint filter, so it's very important to sort lint givers from the lint takers. Washers today to not have lint filters because we rely on the dryer to remove lint that does not get pump out with the wash water.
Below are tips taken directly out of the user's manual:
Did you sort properly? Sort lint givers (towels, chenille) from lint takers (corduroy, synthetics). Also sort by color.
Did you overload the washer? The wash load must be balanced and not overloaded. Clothes should move freely. Lint or powdered detergent can be trapped in the load if overloaded. Wash smaller loads.
Did you select the correct water level? The water level should be correct for the load size. The load should be under water.
Did you use enough detergent? Follow manufacturer's directions. Use enough detergent to hold the lint in the water.
Did you line dry your clothing? If so, you can expect some lint on the clothing. The air movement and tumbling of a dryer removes lint from the load.
Was paper or tissue left in the pockets?
Is your water colder than 60°F (15.6°C)? Wash water colder than 60°F (15.6°C) may not completely dissolve the detergent.
Did you use the proper cycle time and agitation speed for the load? Reducing wash time (duration) and agitation speed are ways to reduce lint.
Clean your washing machine before your next wash load to be sure there is no lint trapped anywhere in the machine. Fill the tub about half full of water then add a couple of cups of white vinegar to the wash water. Allow it to agitate and then sit there and soak for at least an hour before you empty the machine.
Lint is small fibers from clothing that have come loose from natural wear or laundering. They can build up in washers and wreak havoc on your clothing. The dryer will remove the lint. But with clothing, like dress shirts that are air-dried, this can be a real problem; often requiring multiple washings to remove the lint.
Older washers came standard with removable lint traps that could be cleaned. Some would filter the water as it recycled through the washer, while others would require the removal of the center tub support for cleaning.
Newer washers have a self cleaning system that uses a filter to trap the lint and the spin cycle to flush it away. It saves the inconvenience of having to manually clean the filter.
If you have a lint problem, here are a few tips to try:
1) Low water pressure can impede the flushing action of the washer during the spin cycle. Look for pressure variations during filling of both hot and cold water. A kinked or blocked hose can cause this. Check for sediment in the hose as well.
2) Verify that the all of the water is being pumped out of tub and that no restriction in the drain hose exists.
3) Don't wash high lint producing items like socks and towels with your dress shirts.
4) Use a name brand detergent. They have higher quality cleaners and soften the water better, which helps release the bond between lint and clothing, allowing it be flushed away.
5) Don't overload the washer. Your washer needs water and room to remove the lint.
6) Run a wash cycle with a cup of regular white vinegar added. This will help rid your washer of any accumulated lint.
A washer doesn't produce enough lint to have any effect on a septic system, so a separate washer filter is not necessary.
Add a cup of either white or cider vinegar to your washing machine along with the detergent before loading in your clothes to keep lint off.
Sort out all towels and washcloths since they create lint. Put them through a separate wash cycle to keep them from transferring lint to your clothes.
Check the labels on all your clothing to be sure you sort them correctly. Cotton clothing produces lint in the washing machine while polyester clothing picks it up. Wash them at different times to keep the lint off those that are likely to pick it up.
Turn your clothes inside out before putting them into the washing machine to keep them from collecting lint as they go through the wash cycle
no product i know of , try running machine without cloths with hot water and a lot of extra soap the unrestricted water movement and extra soap lubricates and helps to flush machine out, let machine dishcharge into bucket and if poor flow or lots of debris run again and see if this clears up you issue
HI thanks for your question. the lint filter housing is full of lint. remove the lint screen. 2 screws. remove. pry top up with a flat screw driver, from the almost the corner. lift the top up. pull dryer away from the wall remove the air duct that the lint filter goes in clean out the lint. thanks the appliance doc