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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Re: Rust inside my washer
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.
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Samsung does not recommend the use of chlorine bleach in this machine. The bleach port is intended for color-safe bleach only. Chlorine bleach is an oxidizer that will accelerate the corrosion process of the drum, which is what you are probably seeing. The users guide for your machine states specifically that you SHOULD NOT put liquid chlorine bleach into the bleach port.
Bleach tends to eat thru the paint and cause the rust. What I do on a call for this is to take the bleach cup out, sand the area and paint the area with appliance paint. Here is a link to the paint I use in case you want to do it. The only way to keep this from occurring again is try not to let the bleach get on the painted areas. I know this is hard to do on a washer but you can try to poor some water around the area of the bleach cup. If you should get the paint else where, be sure it is enamel appliance paint.
No depending on your citys growth rate and repair rate of the lines underground this happens to homes everyday. Another real possibility is your water heater you have not replaced. put an inline water filter on and you will be happy 2 ways no rust and better feeling longer lasting clothes
My Maytag Front Loader also has periodically caused rust stains on clothes. After investigating it I determined the cause.
The top of the machine is rusting around the opening under the lid where you add the detergent, fabric softener, and bleach. Water apparently splashes up on the bottom of the lid and it rusts. The flakes of rust then flake off and fall into the plastic reservoir and are washed into the machine. The only fix is to replace the top of the machine, or take it off, physically clean off the rust and apply a coating of rust resistant paint to the inside. A quick fix is to remove the plastic cover (4 phillips screws) and clean as much rust off around the edges as you can. Be sure and keep the rust from falling down the hole where the water flows into the machine.
I can not respond to the whitlpool ceo but I can tell you how to fix your problem.
Go to the hardware store and get a small container of a product called naval jelly. Paiint this on the rusty area, let it sit for thirty minutes and wipe away all of the rust. Next paint the area with rustoleum primer followed by rustoleum paint.
My 10 year old Kenmore (Whirlpool) top load washer is rusting under the top cover. The entire cover from the bleach dispenser all around is rusted under the lid. Periodically, rust dislodges into the tub and stains whites. You would have to treat the rust under the lid. I decided to try, using "Rust-mort" rust treatment on a rag. The rust would all have to be wetted with the rustmort after some scrubbing with a scuff pad. I have not attempted this yet.
I went to OSH and checked lids on new top load washers. The lip on the cheaper models was not properly coated with paint, and I could feel the rough partially exposed metal, which would rust. The more expensive models had a smooth well coated lip on the underside of the cover. Hope this helps.
this is a common problem with aging kenmore washers (leaving coins in your pockets speeds it up).
the basket is metal with a porcelain coating. the porcelain coating wears around the edge of the holes in the basket first, leaving bare metal.
when the washer spins the centrifugal force pushes the clothes against the basket and a little into the holes. this leaves little rust rings on your clothes.
lumpy816 is correct in saying that your basket should be replaced. it does require a special tool, and the basket is expensive.
in the mean time try to take the clothes out immediately after the washer stops spinning. and if you get desperate you can clean thee inside of the tub with a rust remover like LCR or a strong toilet bowl cleaner that removes rust.
I'm sorry but the white spots will be due to bleach. It may be that there was undissolved bleach in the washer after the first load. Maybe some of it came out with the whites and lay in wait in the basket.
I doubt the makers would guarantee anything for 7 years, so no free basket or installation is likely. Seems there is a chip in the enamel and dampness / water from the previous wash days before sits there collecting iron as rust particles.
For the time being you could try rinsing the machine out before the first load. That might prevent the rust marks or reduce them.