There are a lot of grease stains (look like garage door opener grease....) on my clothes every 2nd or 3rd time i do a wash. i have a kenmore top load elite calypso washer. any clue? can i fix it myself? i have already fixed the "dosent drain" problem...
Yes you can.
Remember a front loader has no gearbox so no oil is coming from there?
fabric conditioner, washing powder,and oils from our bodys can build up on the tub walls.
All it needs is a good flush out.
You can use dishwashing powder.
Run it through with no clothes in you washing machine on a hot wash or a wash and hold a couple of times to flush it out. NZL
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You can try Lestoil to get the grease out, it has surfactants that will help break up the grease, if they aren't set too deeply. This seems to me to have a leaking transmission if you are constantly getting grease on the clothes. A better machine is anything newer that you can afford, quite honestly, there is only your preference to what you want/need for your usage.
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hi. i can help. the grease is coming from one of two places. Either some item with grease on it got placed in the machine and the grease transferred to the tub where it will cause the problem until it is spotted and removed with a degreaser, or wears off.
OR the grease is coming from the washer itself. Perhaps some grease oozed out of the mechanicals related to the aggitator.
Either way I would get a strong flash light or trouble light and look carefully in the tub and around the aggitator for grease. Then remove it with a cloth and some degreaser, available at any auto parts store.
I have this problem on my front loading washer too, but only when washing white clothes. I have just read that perhaps the inlet hose is disintegrating from the hot water being too hot. The hose disintergration can cause black greasy stains on the clothes. I am going to check out the inlet hose when I get home. Hopefully this is the problem... I am sure a new inlet hose is a lot cheaper than a new transmission or new bearings. BTW, my washer in only 18 months old.
Do a couple of tub clean cycles. Then do a quick wash with a cup of bleach thrown into washer on hottest setting. If you are using liquid soap, then switch to powder--no residue leftovers. Use max 2 tablespoons of detergent but only 1 1/2 is needed for full loads. Never use softener. If grease spots persist then I would guess bearing seal is the problem. Good luck.