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Black marks washing machine is leaving black streaks, smudges and dots on laundry.

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  • Anonymous Jun 18, 2008

    Mine is also doing this and has ruined quite a few items of clothing before I figured out it was not my dryer. Wondered if it was diagnosed yet

  • goke Jul 04, 2008

    I have the same problem and it has ruined my bath rug and an increasing number of clothing! It is impossible to get the black streaks out and I am afraid to use the washer.

  • lindakb1 Dec 31, 2008

    I have the same problem,black streaks.smudges and dots. the stains did come out with oxi-cleansprayor when I soaked them in oxi-clean,but do the stained items separately the stains transfered to other clothes when I washed then the first time in with other clothes. I used a different washer to rewash the items.

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Sounds like a bad rear bearing.causing grease to get into laundry.

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To eliminate possible bearing failure, spin the drum by hand and see if u can detect any rumbling noise or strange nioses coming from the drum, if u can then it is probably grease that is coming from the bearings. The other possible cause is an effect called ****, this is a result of washing at too low a temp, this causes a build up of dirt and grease,leading to the sort of prob that u are experiencing The thing u should do is to put the washer on at a high temp with powder in but no washing and do a full wash . This is called a maintenance wash, and should be done at least three or times a year depending on how often u wash more frequently if u do a lot of washing. Clean the door glass and rubber seal as thoroughly as u can ,and remove as much sludge and dirt as poss. This should help with your prob. Plz rate my solution. Thanks.

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