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Black grease spots on clothing.Is it possibly coming from under agitator cone?

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As bearings fail, this happens, presuming the grease was not on clothes in the first place. It takes special tools to repair this issue.

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if your washer has a slight rumble noise when on the spin then it is most likely that your bearings are on there way out,what it is is the bearings have grease in them and once the bearings start to go this grease starts to leak into the drum which is what the brown spots are it also leaks at the back around the bearing at the back of your outer drum and also leaks onto the floor this will need fixing by a domestic appliance engineer but it is sometimes cheaper to replace the washing machine

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