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Whirpool Duet Front Load Washer

I've been getting stains mostly on cotton t-shirts (coloured). The stains dis-colour the fabric like oil would. They are random and in various patterns. There is no odor that comes from the machine. I have been advised to use Affresh to clean the unit and this should help. This has happened from day one. I have lost enough good shirts that either I try to solve the problem or toss the machine out. I'm pretty handy can anyone suggest a troubleshooting procedure.

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  • MJB52 Jul 09, 2008

    I have the same problem with oil like stains after the wash is complete. I use the Whirlpool Duet. We normally wash the shirts again. It does not happen all of the time. It is very annoying.

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It may be the same problem we have, that the fabric softener is leaking before it's supposed to in the cycle.
If there is water left in the tray, the suction is not broken, and the fabric softener will immediately start leaking into the drum.  To stop this, we lift the fabric softener/bleach cup up out of that water to break the seal.  Leave it up for a few seconds.  
That seems to do the trick.  Although, in my opinion, it should not happen to begin with.

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