What is causing brown streak lines on clothing from top load washer?


what is causing brown streak lines on clothes coming out of top loading washing machine?

  6 answers
  • Michelle Lynes Michelle Lynes on Aug 06, 2018

    I’d try running some vinegar through it and look for some rust.

  • Judy Judy on Aug 06, 2018

    Unfortunately, I had this happen too.

    We finally found rust in the washer drum.

    Me fixed it by painting but cleaning the rust first. I believe it’s an enamel paint.

  • Amanda Bishop Amanda Bishop on Aug 06, 2018

    You may need to run a cleaning cycle on your washer with hot water and vinegar or bleach

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Aug 06, 2018

    It could be grease coming from your motor. I would have a professional check it out. Also check to see if the ridge between the top and the tube is all clean.

  • Katie F. Katie F. on Aug 07, 2018

    Hard water (iron content) when used to wash clothes will make brown spots/streaks especially if bleach is used in the wash! Very hard to get out!

    • Russbow Russbow on Aug 07, 2018

      Iron does not cause hardness it water. Calcium and Magnesium are the culprits, but you are correct about the stains. Do a search for "chemical to remove iron stains from clothes" lemon juice seems to be the preferred, but others are listed.

  • Katie F. Katie F. on Aug 07, 2018

    Thank you !