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A white stain or powdery residue remains after washing dark colors

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This often occurs as a result of overloading the washer. If a washer is overloaded the water cant get in between all of the clothes to thoroughly rinse them out. That will cause streaks of white (which is most likely the unrinsed detergent).
Also, make sure you are using the correct water level setting for the load size.
If a washer is overloaded continuously it will cause premature parts failure.
Other cuases can be related to water hardness and the type of detergent you are using.
Try using a detergent with smaller granules or even a liquid detergent.
Make sure you are not using to much detergent for the load.
One other thing, turn the water off to the washer, remove the hoses from the back of the washer and check the screens that they are not corroded, if they are replace them. You can get these at Ace hardware, lowes and maybe even wal-mart. Corroded screen will impede water flow hense not allowing a good water flow during rinse cycle.

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