How to repair scale in washer or line?


I just noticed this. I drained and spun but afraid it’ll just cycle itself every time? Anyone have any suggestions?

q scale in washer or line
  9 answers
  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Sep 03, 2018

    My best guess is it is in the line. We started getting some small pieces when we ran bath water, just a few at first. Then some in the toilet. My husband went out to the store and while driving through our neighborhood saw crews digging at the corner. Within a few days we no longer had any sediment coming through and none since. Hopefully you are not on your own well water, and the city will fix it so you don't have to pay for it. Best wishes!

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    • Archie Archie on Sep 04, 2018

      I was going to suggest the lines had been worked on and perhaps the homeowner missed the warning.

      I'd run all the faucets in the house and see if it will clear up. Also call the water company and ask if others have the same problem.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Sep 03, 2018

    When not using machine clean it with windex or a cup of bleach and run a full empty wash

  • Annie Annie on Sep 04, 2018

    Kal gave you some really good insights. When the tub is empty is this loose grit or stains on the tub? Is it coming out of any other water sources? I think you need a plumber to flush out the line.

  • Claudine Claudine on Sep 04, 2018

    It could be your hot water tank dip tube is disintegrated or in the process. Have you noticed a decrease in the water temperature lately?

  • Sandy Sandy on Sep 04, 2018

    Do you have screens on your water lines?

  • Judy Judy on Sep 04, 2018

    Looks like mold to me. Is it floating around or stuck on the bottom? Vinegar not bleach kills

    it. Just run a hot water cycle

    through and scrub it out. Keep the lid open if you don’t have little kids to allow it to


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    • Judy Judy on Sep 04, 2018

      Vinegar will help the lines but that’s onviously a problem. That’s big grit in the water. Maybe the screen from your pump has broken if there is one. Do you have a house water system? Maybe the filter needs to be changed.

  • Sarah Barganier Sarah Barganier on Sep 04, 2018

    I agree with Judy, try a cycle of wash with just vinegar in the water and see if it clears up. I use vinegar in the softener dispenser whenever I wash a load of bath towels, it makes them soft and absorbent and helps keep hard water build up in the washer from forming.

  • Cor32419347 Cor32419347 on Sep 04, 2018

    Again, vinegar is your best bet but Tide has a produc

  • Cor32419347 Cor32419347 on Sep 04, 2018

    Vinegar is the cheapest solution by far but Tide sells a product that cleans your washer very well. It comes 3 packets to a box. Follow the instructions and your washer will look and smell wonderful!