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Black stains on white table cloth

My kenmore elite calypso leaves black stains on white items. Service person replaced seal at top of machine . Problem not fixed.

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  • topjdog Aug 25, 2008

    this machine has never used fabric softeners and always used low sudsing soap. machine does not have a cleaning cycle

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    Kenmore Elite EH54 Dryer leaves one inch long brown lines on whites.

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Hi! topjdog
I hope you have been running the monthly cleaning cycle. This includes cleaning the front gasket.
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Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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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
discoloration.
RESOLUTION:
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
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Black Stains on my whites


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
discoloration.
RESOLUTION:
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

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6. Using two (2) flat bladed screwdrivers, 90°
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