Brown/black spots/splotches on clothese after hot cycle
My front loader Whirlpool Duet Sport washer stains clothes after a cycle that uses hot water. It doesn't happen every time. It happens about 1 out of every 3 loads. It does not happen if I wash using cold water. I am attaching some photos of damaged clothes.
I have changed the hoses in case the rubber was deteriorating.
I have ran several clean cycles. Once I used Affresh. I used bleach several times.
I took the rubber door seal/boot out and cleaned it. It did have a lot of gunk/ mold built up but now it's clean. It is stained but no residue rubs off when I rub it.
I took the back panel off and did not see any oil/grease anywhere.
We use only HE detergent; we do not use any fabric softener.
These are two possible explanations I've come across in chatting with various folks:
- The bearings need to be changed. To me, this doesn't seem likely since the washer is running smoothy and as far as I know, the bearings don't have any grease, etc in them.
- The rubber boot is deteriorating during the hot cycle and it needs to be cleaned. This seems possible. It's really the only explanation I can think of at this time.