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Kenmore washer leaves dark streaks on light colored clothes

When I wash my light colored clothes in my Kenmore front load washer I find a dark streak (or two) on the clothes. It is happening with all clothes but you cannot see them on jeans and darks. Help!

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I suggest you first take a clean, white cloth wetted with a stronger solvent such as 'Oops,' carburator or brake cleaner (with these two, DON"T overspray, they will damage plastic and paint) and wipe the drum inside to make sure there is not some gunk adhering that is gradually depositing itself with each wash cycle.
If you have a shade-tree mechanic in the family, they may have gotten a gob of grease on clothing that transfered to the inside of your machine.
If you don't find enough on the cloth to have caused the problem, I think you have lost a seal on the drum-side of the transmission.

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