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Re: black streaks, smudges and dots from drum
Take a rag and wipe around front door boot first does any thing come off on rag if this ckd ok does it keep a roaring noise when spinning? if so suspect rear bearing or corrision on spider this is tub support behind basket..ask for estimate before repair as this could result in major expense to repair good luck
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You did not indicate whether this is a top or front load machine. But if it is a front, then the problem is due to a seal and bearing failure. Our machine did exactly as you discribed. When the machine is in the spin cycle, it would be extremely loud, due to the bearings failing and the grease would seep into the wash water and staining the clothes and towels. It can be fixed, but it requires that the machine to be taken completely apart, to remove the drum from the tub and the seal and bearings replaced.
Marks on clothing in a washer are usually caused by a reaction between detergents and fabric softeners, especially cheaper bargain brands.
If you are sure that the black streaks are getting on the clothing in the washer versus the dryer, it could also be oil from the transmission getting into the washer tub. See if the spots will come out using a petroleum distillate of some kind. (paint thinner, etc). If a petroleum distillate will remove the marks, it is most likely something petroleum based that is making the marks.
This is a rare occurrence, and most marks on laundry are caused by the dryer. Typically, the drum rollers wear out and rubber and metal filings can get into the dryer and mark/streak clothing. Hope this helped and sorry for the problem you are having. Best wishes.
Grease seal for the bearings need to be replace. Unless you are a DIYer this is an expensive repair. Labor to install a new grease seal is about 400 to 500 dollars depending on the area. Parts will run about 100 to 150 dollars. The grease seal is cheap about a $10.00 part, but since ypou have the washer torn apart, and the grease seal has fail, you should also replace the bearings.
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.
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your problem may be because you generally use a 'cool' wash ie 30' or 40' Try a really HOT programme or two to see if this will remove the deposits that have built up What happens is that quite a lot of 'undisolved powder' tends to congregate inside the machine because of 'low temperature washes' Its a good idea now & then to use CALGON or some other descaling agent.
Take a look and see if the drum near the door moves up vertically. It shouldn't move more than 3/16ths of an inch. If it does, replace the upper felt seal/plastic slide. The upper seal that supports the front of the drum on the front of the dryer is worn out to the point that clothes can get stuck in the gap between the drum and the front of the machine. This leaves brown wedge marks on clothes. While it's apart, replace the lower felt seal as well.