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Rust inside my washer

I have a top load washer. I have a problem with rust around the inside rim of the washer. It's the area under where the bleach cup is located and surrounding area. I've sanded and painted it with enamel paint but it still rust through. It's a problem because rust gets on my clothes. Is there any solution? Does anybody else have this same problem with there washer?

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Use Oxylic Acid Crystals dissolved in hot water and test for color fast if applicable, carpets, clothes, washer, toilet, surfaces, etc. Oxcylic acid is a white crystaline acid which reacts specifically with Ferric Oxide, (rust) and oxidises the stain quite selectively. Few teasthingys in a small bowl of hot water and a toothbrush. Purchase cheap at local hardwares Hope this Helps Let me Know Ttech

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- The use of rubber gloves is recommended when cleaning for prolonged periods.
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