Asked on Apr 24, 2018

What to do about HE washing machine leaving white marks?

Chris PorterJeanette SLono
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Just want to know if anyone has the same problem with there HE washing machine leaving white marks on dark laundry, and how to solve it

11 answers
  • RichandTammy Whiteside
    RichandTammy Whiteside
    on Apr 24, 2018

    Try running your clothes through a few rinse cycles to remove the white marks and then use way less laundry detergent come laundry day. Make sure that you use only cold water also.
  • Johnavallance82
    Johnavallance82
    on Apr 24, 2018

    Could be Cal build up in machine due to hard water deposits. Run cleaner through machine! Or it could be too much washing? Try Calgon with every wash...........
  • Jeanette S
    Jeanette S
    on Apr 24, 2018

    White marks usually means your detergent is the wrong kind. Make sure you are using a detergent specifically for HD...the container will indicate HD. Also, a liquid detergent would be the best choice.

    HINT: The new washers tout "much larger capacity" but keep in mind that they use a lot less water so be careful not to overload...this could be the reason the detergent is not getting out of the clothes!
  • Ast24481651
    Ast24481651
    on Apr 24, 2018

    I also had this frustrating problem. Manufacturer suggests balling the items up like a softball instead of laying them in flat like I had always done in other washers. This took care of it in my HE washer.
  • Dianacirce70
    Dianacirce70
    on Apr 24, 2018

    You may be overloading it and it is causing detergent to leave a residue. You can try a liquid detergent. I had a similar issue with detergent pods, some of the casing would not dissolve and stick to clothing. Do you have a front loading machine? Or top?
  • Lono
    Lono
    on Apr 24, 2018

    have you cleaned the washer and soap dispenser. Most manufacturers require periodic cleaning. I would check the owners manual
  • Chris Porter
    Chris Porter
    on Apr 24, 2018

    Thanks that will be my next job

  • Jeanette S
    Jeanette S
    on Apr 24, 2018

    My machine has a "clean" cycle that I did not even realize until after a year. If yours is an older machine, you may not have one. They have tweaked these after the first models came out. If you do not have a clean setting, put 1/3 cup of bleach in bleach place and run it empty...no soap on cold water.

    Also, wipe under the casket around the door.

    Other than that, google "trouble shooting" for you model of washer.

    Keep us informed as to how you solve this!

    Good luck!!
  • Chris Porter
    Chris Porter
    on Apr 25, 2018

    Thanks
  • Chris Porter
    Chris Porter
    on Apr 25, 2018

    Thanks
  • Chris Porter
    Chris Porter
    on Apr 25, 2018

    Thanks
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