Eliminate irritating clothes washer stains by cleaning away crud around the top and agitator. Then run a special cleaner through a wash cycle.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:November 2010
Stains that later wash out usually indicate a dirty clothes washer.
Crud tends to build up in certain areas of the washer.
Run a cycle with a washer cleaner to solve the problem.
If you get grease-like marks on your clothes after a laundry cycle, and they wash out in the next load, don't despair. It's a sure bet they're caused by detergent and fabric softener that have congealed on the underside of the agitator or along the top edge of the washer basket.
To eliminate the problem, first clean any crud
from the gap along the top of the washer basket.
Then remove the agitator and clean the gunk off
the underside. Since the agitator removal procedure
varies by manufacturer, go to allplianceguru.com and search for your make and model.
After youve cleaned the agitator, reinstall it
and fill the tub with hot water. Next, dump in 8
oz. of washing machine cleaner (Washer Magic
is one brand; buy from amazon.com or applianceparts stores) and run it for a full cycle
without any clothes. That should eliminate the problem. If not, repeat the procedure.
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
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