stains after washing and drying, Oil?
So we've got some stains that have been showing up on our laundry after we dry them. I checked previous posts but didn't find any conclusions to similar problems.
We're almost positive they are coming from the washer but don't know how to stop it or resolve it. The spots look like something is dripping from the top onto the clothes. We have not seen them on the clothes while they are wet but it is so random when it happens that it's hard to look for. It is an older washer but there are no leaks underneath and the supply hoses are less than 1 year old. The washer is a Speed Queen model AWM290W and the dryer is an old Kenmore Heavy Duty gas dryer model 77960100. We wash most of our clothes on cold.
After first discovering the problem I cleaned out the washer by pulling out the agitator, cleaning under it where it attaches to the basket and cleaned the basket with a tooth brush and scrub brush. I used dish detergent that could cut grease to clean it. But alas, after the deep cleaning, the stains keep coming. Any help would be greatly appreciated. We are hoping not to replace the washer if we can help it as it is not in our budget. Thanks.