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.
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Re: washer leaves stains on clothing
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
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Liquid in the washer is better since sheets in the dryer are prone to leaving stains (read back of package about stain warning on every box of softener sheets i have ever seen) also the sheets leave a build up on the thermostats and moisture sensor
While the liquid in the washer softens the clothes and has no build up or staining issues such as the sheets
Stains on clothes from this model of washer are usually caused by the door boot or the tub bearing going out. I recommend cleaning off the surface of the door boot and if you still get stained clothes I recommend having the rear tub & basket checked. I am also sending you more troubleshooting tips in the image below.
The first place that I'd check would be the small metal screens inside the openings on the water inlet valve. They can get really rusted, epecially in areas with hard water, so I would recommend removing the water supply hoses and take a gander at the screens. They can sometimes release the iron oxide into the wash water and cause brown stains or blotches on clothing. Hope this helped and best wishes.
with the exeption of something you mistakenly left in your clothing and wound up in the washer, not likely stains are from there , most of the time they do come from the dryer, try grabbin an old white rag nad runnig it around hte fron of hte dryer drum and then tyr the rear where the drum meets the back bulkhead. usually leavs brownish streks smome what curved 2-3 inches log. its from hte felt hte supposed to seal the drum. its either wearing thin, or a glide has worn away causing the issue
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Ok, I had to stop and tell everyone about my latest experience.
When we moved here we bought the nice Whirlpool front load washer and dryer set.
I Love them....still don't understand how my clothes get clean with so little water, but love them. ..................That is until lately.
I was really upset about a total of 4 white blouses that looked to have some kind of light splattered stains on them after washing. I would try to wash them again with a stain remover sprayed or scrubbed on the spots, but they wouldn't come clean. I gave up and considered the blouses ruined. I told William what was happening and he called the repair man out because he thought it might be some kind of part in the machine that was leaking oil onto the clothes when they were washing.
The guy came out and told William that there wasn't anything that could go into the washer tub and get onto the clothes. He then looked around in the washer and at the little detergent dispenser drawer. He suggested that we use 1 cup of Clorox and 1/4 cup of dish washer detergent (cascade with dawn degreaser crystals) on a hot to medium water temperature and turn it on a complete wash cycle to make sure that we didn't have mold and mildew setting up in our machine.
After he left, I proceeded to do what he told us. I though.....the blouses are probably ruined anyway. I had tried to get out all the spots to no avail, so what the heck......I threw them into the mix too!
Would you believe they came out clean, very bright white (instead of yellowed or dingy from continued wear) and the washer smells as sweet as it did when it was new. Why didn't they tell me about this when I bought it ???????????
I plan on putting the detergent mix in the washer every couple of months and throwing in all the whites that I can find to take advantage of the cleaning effect on the whites. (I thought that maybe some of you had gotten stains on white clothes that you would like to get out too)