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Re: Black spots on laundry
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2013, 09:54:51 AM »
So Dom you think the OxyClean loosened up whatever residue is lingering behind the inner basket?
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Re: Black spots on laundry
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2013, 02:02:51 PM »
Sorry AJ. I am not adept at using this website. I didn't notice that you had left the message about the pump filter. I think that all of you have access to my replies, though.

I am attaching photos of both sides of the filter and the filter holder. There was some minor residue, but nothing that looked like it could cause the black spots that are on the laundry. It was very easy to clean the residue.

My next step is to run those white sheets through. I'll report back.

 

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Re: Black spots on laundry
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2013, 02:08:46 PM »
Filter and pump looks pretty clean.
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Re: Black spots on laundry
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2013, 02:10:51 PM »
If nothing else try running some Affresh washer cleaner through it.
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Re: Black spots on laundry
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2013, 03:25:31 PM »
Their was one post seems like I read where they were finding black spots and that was caused by roofing tar. The husband was a roofer.
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Re: Black spots on laundry
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2013, 03:31:47 PM »
So Dom you think the OxyClean loosened up whatever residue is lingering behind the inner basket?
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Re: Black spots on laundry
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2013, 07:44:10 AM »
Pull the hoses off the back of the washer and look for black residue on the filter screens.  It is possible that you're getting the black stains from either the rubber hoses in back or at the water heater. Most likely the problem is on the hot water side.


I had a customer who had installed a black hi temperature water hose directly from the water heater to the house line.  We disconnected the hose and stuck my finger inside the hose to find the black rubber disintegrating internally.



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Re: Black spots on laundry
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2013, 10:12:43 AM »
We put on new hoses a year and a half ago when we moved, so they should be still good. However, for future reference, how often should the hoses be checked? We use rainwater in the washer heated by an on-demand water heater.

Since I checked the filter and ran one pack of Tide Washing Machine Cleaner, I have done one load of whites. I used Tide HE to spot clean the black spots and washed the load with Tide HE and OxiClean. The load came out with no spots. I am not going to take myself out of this email string though, until I spot clean and wash the badly spotted white sheets.  I will report back then.

FYI to all who have helped, the manual that came with the machine provided no suggestions except related to the detergent. I appreciate all the help.

 

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