Every once in a while we get streaks on clothes after washing. this has become a real problem. maintenance is followed in owners manual. use he detergent, drain sump, etc etc. my wife is ready to throw this out. only 2.5 yrs old. 2 people in house.please help
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Re: dirt on clothes
Alas, that is almost certainly grease from the drum bearing escaping into the washing space through a defective seal. The seal should be replaced as soon as possible before the drum bearings fail, although that may have already started to happen.
If you cannot replace the seal and bearings yourself I would get a few quotes, but it will most likely be pretty expensive. Sorry.
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Hi, sometimes even after cleaning the filter dirt remains in the machine. The best thing that can help solve this problem is to buy a descaling powder for washing machine (available at supermarkets or hardware store) and follow the instructions on the box or packet, this will take awhile as you will have to stop the cycle by turning the power off when the machine is full of water (with no clothing in it) and then restart the cycle, (about 2 hours). Descaling is necessary as the soap powder attaches itself on the rear of the rotating drum and cannot be seen and some dirt(streaks) will appear on the washed clothing. Hope this helps. All the best.
Your washer has too much build up of sludge from excessive use of detergent and fabric softener. You will need to purchase a package of washer machine cleaner from the local hardware store and run the washer on either "clean tub" setting or "sanitary" setting without any clothes in it. Use the cleaner at least once a week for one month and then once a month for maintenance.
Use only 2 tablespoons of detergent per wash.
It is not on the machine, it is on the detergent that you are using and the amount of water for per grams of detergent, maybe you are putting to much detergent, try to lessen the detergent and more water instead.
Run the hottest & fullest cycle possible - without a load - and add a grease remover - like goo-gone. Fatty tissues build up inside the tub - and can be released on hot cycles if HOT wasn't used very often.
It is recommended to run a HOT load every 2 weeks or so to avoid these buildups and staining of clothes.
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To eliminate possible bearing failure, spin the drum by hand and see if u can detect any rumbling noise or strange nioses coming from the drum, if u can then it is probably grease that is coming from the bearings.
The other possible cause is an effect called ****, this is a result of washing at too low a temp, this causes a build up of dirt and grease,leading to the sort of prob that u are experiencing
The thing u should do is to put the washer on at a high temp with powder in but no washing and do a full wash .
This is called a maintenance wash, and should be done at least three or times a year depending on how often u wash more frequently if u do a lot of washing.
Clean the door glass and rubber seal as thoroughly as u can ,and remove as much sludge and dirt as poss.
This should help with your prob.
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I have noticed this same problem and wonder if it because my FP washer wasn't draining properly and dirty water couldn't get out. See my post on "eco smart won't drain, smells hot". I found one of my husband's socks when I removed the black motor/white plastic housing on bottom of washer. tip washer back and you'll see this electric motor. My post tells how to remove it. then you can look into that small space and see if there is something plugging it.
I am waiting on my replacemt motor, and hoping all the dirty streaks are gone. the water I drained out after i removed the sock was really grimy and gritty with dirt. I'm sure the sock has been holding a lot of junk in the bottom of the tub and it would end up on clothes during spin cycle. My issue has been going on for a few weeks and then the motor finally smoked which led to the sock discovery!
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GRAY MARKS OR SMUDGES ON CLOTHING
Gray marks, streaks or smudges on clothing after a wash
At the end of the cycle, the wash plate nutates for
approximately 30 seconds to fluff the clothing after the
final spin. The action of fluffing causes the outer wash
plate seal to rub against the stainless steel basket while
they are both relatively dry. This condition causes the gray
An updated machine control, part number 8542693, is
now available. The updated control reduces the fluff time
from 30 seconds to 8 seconds, allowing the clothing to be
fluffed, without causing discoloration.
Gray marks or smudges can be washed out of clothing
after wiping down the basket. The consumer should use
the recommended amount of HE detergent and the hottest
water safe for the fabric or hand wash the garment under
running water. In either case, the fabric must be cleaned
prior to running through the dryer.