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Re: Black spots on laundry
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2013, 10:13:01 PM »
When you moved did you lay the washer down?
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Re: Black spots on laundry
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2013, 08:30:19 AM »
We did not lay the washer down when we moved. It was never closer to horizontal tha when on the dolly. We used the brackets to lock the tub and used professional movers.

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Re: Black spots on laundry
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2013, 09:24:46 AM »
Remove the access panel below the door and then unscrew the cap on the front of the drain pump.
Have some towels handy to catch the water that will come out when you unscrew the drain pump cap.

There is a screen/filter on the other side of the drain pump cap that may need to be cleaned out.
I have found ink pens, coins, socks and a lot of other things in there.

Here is a video that will show you how to access the drain pump on your model washer.

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Re: Black spots on laundry
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2013, 09:27:00 AM »
Here is what the drain filer that is inside the drain pump looks like.



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Re: Black spots on laundry
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2013, 09:39:28 AM »
Sorry guys. I am going to go with soap residue build up. The fact that its easily washed back out tells the tale to me. Tide washer cleaner is the best. When it gets to the point of staining clothes, its BAD.  :D

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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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