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Washer leaves stains on clothing

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I am a manager of an apartment complex in West Hollywood and we have a Whirlpool washer and dryer. My tenants reported to me that the washer was leaving stains on their clothing. I had a repairman come out twice and look at the problem and he was unable to do anything about it and told me to contact Whirlpool directly. I did an experiment this morning with some clean, whitem unstained gym towels and ran them through the washer and they did come out stained. Some of the stains were small, dark and rust colored and the others were larger, faint stains. It's definitely a problem. It's a top loading washer and just past its warranty.

Thanks for your help.

- Clark Carlton

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  • carltonct Aug 11, 2008

    If it's the water supply, how would I know and is this something a plumber can fix?

  • carltonct Aug 12, 2008

    We had the washer washed last week. Is my plumber able to do something if it's the water supply? Thanks for your help.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    The machine is leaving white stains on my darks

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Many times when we cook in the kitchen, we get splattered with oils that aren't easily visible. Very often these oil spots pick up dirt from the wash water. These stains don't usually get noticed until after the clothes have been dried. The best thing to do is to rub detergent or stain remover right on these spots and let them sit about half an hour. Then rewash the clothes in as hot water as the material can take afterwards.

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  • dewan nafees ahmed Aug 11, 2008

    As washers age, the enamel finish can chip and wear off, and then the drum
    and other parts will start to rust. There is also a build-up of scale
    and mineral deposits in the washer.
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    to get rid of rust on your clothing.

  • dewan nafees ahmed Aug 12, 2008

    this does not need a plumber to get it done sir.

    you can also purchase these products and you can use them easily.

    just click on the names washer magic and rover rust remover or yellow out

    thank you


  • dewan nafees ahmed Aug 12, 2008

    bt your main concern was about the rust.

    and this is not going to end till you use any rust remover.

    this must be done.
    also get your plumber and get the washer checked if he has done that work correctly.

    thank you
    please don't forget to accept the solution.


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Must be the water supply or your washer needs a wash

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