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Black Bits left in machine and on clothes after wash. have cleaned lint filter.

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  • larrymcgill May 12, 2009

    I have a GE spacemaker washer and dryer in my apartment. When I dry my clothes, especially white dress shirts, I get this black grease on the collars and sometimes even on other parts of the shirts. Can you please let me know what's going on.

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It sounds like you may have trash in your lines.

  1. I would turn the water supply off, and check the filter screens on the back of the washer.
  2. These screens are in the connections to the water solenoid on the back of the washer.
  3. Remove these screens, and flush.
  4. Replace screens.
  5. With these hoses off, turn the water on and flush the lines.
  6. Replace the hoses.
  7. Turn the water back on.

This should fix the problem.


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