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Washer leaves oil type stain on clothes.what could be cause?

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Stains on clothes from this model of washer are usually caused by the door boot or the tub bearing going out. I recommend cleaning off the surface of the door boot and if you still get stained clothes I recommend having the rear tub & basket checked. I am also sending you more troubleshooting tips in the image below.
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You said, you have been getting oil stains on some of my clothes.
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