How can I prevent the washer and/or dryer from leaving stains?

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  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Jan 06, 2020

    Hi Margie, if your machines are staining your clothes it seems like they may need a really good cleaning. Here's how: https://www.appliancewhse.com/Content.aspx?ID=25

  • What kind of stains are they leaving? I've never heard of this before.

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Jan 06, 2020
    Do you mean the washer and dryer are adding stains to your clothes or just not removing existing stains?

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jan 06, 2020

    Hello. Do you have hard water or water with high mineral content?

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Jan 06, 2020

    Leaving stains on your clothes, may also mean the enameled steel may have a chip in it and it rusting.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 06, 2020

    Hello Margie,

    Use Calcon in your washing machine and clean them out on a regular basis.Best wishes.

  • Deb K Deb K on Jan 06, 2020

    Hi Margie, hope these tips help,

    1. Do not use excessive fabric softener as it can clump/clog.
    2. Wipe down the washers inner wash drum to keep clean and free of grease/oil/detergent.
    3. Keep the washers detergent dispenser open for airflow when not in use to avoid mold/clogging/bad smells.

    Some dryers can leave brown stains on clothes due to the clothes rubbing across or getting caught in loose felt drum seals. ... On some dryers, a problem with exhaust air flow could cause overheating of garments. Make sure that the lint screen is clean before every cycle.


  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jan 07, 2020

    Once a month clean the washer with washer cleaner in a full cycle

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jan 09, 2020

    HI Margie,

    If you mean grease stains are not coming out, try a pre-treatment with blue dawn dish soap on the spots and let it set for 15-20 mins. launder in the hottest water possible for that fabric and use a hydrogen based bleach like Oxyclean plus your regular laundry detergent. After the wash cycle, remove and inspect the garment for stains, if they are still there, repeat the same process,

    Do not put it in the dryer if still stained, the dry heat will set the stain. Best to you.