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White wash contaminated with brown marks

Hi, I have a problem when washing white articles, they come out of the washing machine with brown marks on them. This problem has been occuring on and off for months now, we have tried using different washing materials i.e liquids/tablets/powder which has not stopped the problem. On investigating today I have found a brown deposit between the door seal and the drum, I cleaned it out as best I could and ran a hot wash (90 degrees) through it, we then did a white wash and the brown marks still occured. Having to re-wash the items is not a big deal but unfortunately the brown marks are very difficult to remove, they appear to be resistant to the washing powder/vanish. Could anyone recommend a way of cleaning the machine to get rid of this brown deposit, also I would be interested to hear if anyone knows what it is that causes it to build up. I have taken some pictures of the problem (sorry don't know how to link directly to them): Pic 1 is were the brown deposit was found: Pic 2 is a close up shot after I have removed most of the brown deposit: Pic 3 is the brown deposit that I managed to scoop out: Thanks for any help as this is driving us mad !

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Drum bearings are leaking oil into the drum..they need replacing.

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Hi,don\'t know if this has been solved? one question is the drum noisey on spin cylce or if you turn by hand? ifso, then this is proberly the reson for the marks as it is rust from the bearings anothe r sign is if you pull machine oput is there a brown mark on the floor at the back hope this helps

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Often there is a metal band that holds the rubber seal to the drum, and the quality of the steel used is usually less than that ofthe drum itself - these can rust, especially if the seal is getting a bit old - the problem will only get worse - try a local repair guy and see if he can replace the seal if it needs it, and the securing strap - without the parts it is not something you will have much luck with yourself. the quantity of deposit/marks you are talking about makes me think that the seal is practically completely gone, although it is possible the deposit is coming from somewhere else. a quick fix could be to get a rust converter liquid from your hardware store, and try to work some into the edge under the seal with a brush, but it is unlikely to help for long.

If you have no luck with your local dealer (shouldnt be a problem as these seals are common items to replace)
then ask again and i can source you a supplier online (let me know exactly where you are - don\'t worry i wont stalk you).

Only other thing i can think of is to try cleaning/soaking with vinegar; follow this link for some great cleaning tips

and this

actually there are so many of these sites best link is

and there are several good links on the first page.

Hope this helps :)

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