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3 months ago my wife used some blue dye in our washing machine. She cleaned the machine afterwards including a hot wash with bleach but every couple of weeks she get traces of blue dye appearing on clothes.

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Check filter, make sure there is no debris that has absorbed the dye, also check the outlet if i'st connected directly under the sink via a spigot, remove hose from spigot and unscrew spigot from joiner on sink plumbling to be sure it is completely clear. Run a 90 degree wash with a couple of mugs of baby sterilising fluid such as miltons (I buy shops own brand as it's much cheaper and just as effective). I run a maintenance wash in my w/m every 4 weeks with 1/2 mug sterilising fluid to remove bacteria build up and combat the stale smell it produces on all the low temp washes. You may want to consider running a periodic wash also, this will ensure the machine is squeaky clean and therefore will be more effective.
Hope this helps, good luck.

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