Question about LG TROMM WM2688H 4.0 cu.ft. Front Loading SteamWasher
I have had 2 occassions where my clothes have emerged from my washer with grease streaks. I only use HE detergent, and have only recently begun using fabric softener. The first incident happened before I had ever used softener in the machine. My washer is approaching 2 years, and I do not have any mold or mildew smell. I did a tub rinse and routinely wipe out the rubber seal and leave the door open most times after washing. Could I be having an issue with the bearings or some other motor issue which causes grease to be released? It seems to happen at the end of the cycle because the deposits are streaked and don't look as if they were smudged from a wash/rinse cycle...any thoughts??? I am very happy with the washer in every other way and am hoping there is a simple/cheap fix...
We run a small hotel and have been having this same problem with our LG Direct Drive WM2301HW... but the stains aren't grease at all... they're from sledge buildup in the washer. I found this out when I cleaned the lint trap behind the small door at the bottom left, on front of the machine. I ran my finger around the interior and found it lined with black, stinky muck. Due to the low position of the filter, this area never fully drains, so the muck collects and the bacteria grows. Of course, this means the pipes or hoses to the filter are probably also lined with this muck.... Poor design!!! Try running the washer empty (no clothes) with a couple cups of honest to goodness chlorine bleach. Then run it again to make sure all the stuff that came loose gets pumped out.
Posted on Dec 21, 2012
If the problem was a bearing issue you would hear it. There is very little grease in the bearings, so I don't think that is the problem. It could be the fabric softener or maybe something that was left in a pocket. Try washing the clothes out again to see if it comes out.
I have heard of this on the dryer before.
Posted on Jul 20, 2008
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