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Nazzar16
My washer is staining my white cloths! PLEASE HELP ME!
Nazzar16

I have a high top whirlpool washer with an agitator. It's only a year and a half old. During the last month or two I've had some of my white cloths coming out of the washer with blue stains on them! It happened to my red star was sweatshirt that has white letters on it. Even though I washed the sweatshirt inside out in cold water on the delicate cycle by itself one of the white letters got a blue stain on it!!! Now allot of my socks are getting these blue stains on them as well! They look awful and I don't know what to do! Whats causing this and how can I save the cloths that have been stained!? PLEASE HELP! :mad:

keith3267
Re: My washer is staining my white cloths! PLEASE HELP ME!
keith3267

Inspect the tube very closely, feel under the agitator. You may have a small blue article of clothing that is stuck under there. Then run an empty load with the water on hot and the water level on its highest setting. Use a small amount of detergent, about 1/4 of what you would put in a normal load and add some bleach, unless you are on a septic system. If you are on a septic system, a very tiny amount of bleach can be sued, but only an 1/8th cup or less.

Before you start the cycle, find a faucet that is outboard from the washer from the water heater and run it until it is hot. If your washer is the furthest thing from the water heater, then run the faucet closest to the washer until hot before starting to fill the washer. After it finishes the cycle, leave the top open to fully dry out.

I think you will find something under the agitator though. Missing a blue sock?

dj1
Re: My washer is staining my white cloths! PLEASE HELP ME!
dj1

What detergent/softener are you using?

Nazzar16
Re: My washer is staining my white cloths! PLEASE HELP ME!
Nazzar16
dj1 wrote:

What detergent/softener are you using?

Quad-Active Technology Laundry Detergent.

dj1
Re: My washer is staining my white cloths! PLEASE HELP ME!
dj1
Nazzar16 wrote:

Quad-Active Technology Laundry Detergent.

Call the manufacturer's customer service or tech dept. Maybe they can link the stains to one of the ingredients in their product, without admitting responsibility. On the other hand, they may refuse to listen or to deal with you.

It's worth pursuing, since It's hard to believe that the machine has anything to do with it.

I'm not familiar with this brand of detergent.

In the meantime, try this: switch detergents and do a few loads, see if the blue stains continue.

Mastercarpentry
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Mastercarpentry

When a new problem arises with something that didn't have a problem before it means that something has changed- find out what that is and you find the fix. Don't be surprised to find something in the tub or drum like an ink pen, crayon, blue chalk, etc. You might have to remove the agitator to look under it and if you're really unlucky it might be in the outer drum having passed through the holes meaning a major disassembly will be needed.

Hope it's an easy fix!
Phil

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