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Black oil or grease on clothes after washing

My washing is coming out of the machine with black marks over the clothes. They are small black speckles and look like oil marks as they do not wash out. Do you have any idea what is causing this as it is happeing on a regular occurence now.

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  • LAUABB May 25, 2008

    what is the boot?

  • Anonymous Jun 14, 2008

    We wiped down the "boot" of our front loader, but still gave the black marks

    Not on all the clothes. It almost seems like it happens in the spin cycle

  • Dene Hines
    Dene Hines Jul 10, 2008

    washing has black marks on it which looks like oil or grease. I have put the washer on a boil wash with soda crystals - cleaned the boot as you call it and it still gives me clothes with black marks on them after a wash.

  • lindakb1 Jan 22, 2009

    black marks on clothes

    I have washed and cleaned the washer including the boot.

    the dots and streaks,smudges appear on some loads not all.

    there is on noise when I spin the tub

  • TRDurham9 Apr 27, 2009

    I have the same problem. However, I have top load washer. I've had a service guy check it out and he just scratched his head. I feel like I have disposible clothes anymore. The thing is if I buy a new washer and it still happens then I just spent a lot of money for nothing...I want to make sure that this problem is that washer.



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Is you machine a top loader or front loader? if its a front loader the black marks could be from the boot. WIpe the boot with a good cleaner. and try not to over load machine. and if it a top loader your transmission is probably leaking oil back into clothes tub. You could have it rebuilt $$$ or better replace the machine.

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  • Terry Schneider May 26, 2008

    We call it a boot even though it doesnt look like a boot at all sorry,

    Its the rubber flexible piece that goes from the front panel to inner basket. The door seals against it.

    I assume you have a frontloader? this boot maybe black, or gray in color.

    Again if you overload you machine, your wash items will rub up against this boot and leave black marks. Use a liquid dishwashing detergent like Dawn and some elbow grease and the marks should come out, unless of course the item is damaged



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