maytag washer leaving blue dots on clothes

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Old 04-24-06, 03:54 AM
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maytag washer leaving blue dots on clothes

It's making me crazy. All of my clothes are being ruined. The dots are small and bright blue. Almost like someone took a magic marker and and went about marking the clothes. I took off the agitator to see if something was caught but there's nothing there. The washer is about 12 years old but works great other than this. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 
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Old 04-24-06, 04:36 PM
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I would say its old soap scum and or softner built up on your bascket and/or tub.... have you ever ran a hot water and vinigar cycle thru it yet.... or take out basket and clean...
 
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could be a water issue. I live in a rural community and occassionally we have had a new person at the water plant put chemicals wrong and ruin our clothes. I called City Hall and they gave me some sort of additive to add to the washer and re-wash the clothes. It got most of the stains out. It has not happened in a couple of years so I can not remember what it was called.
 
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what color is your detergent? and liquid or powder?
 
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It could also be leaking transmission fluid.
 
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if your detergent and/or fabric softener are blue, that's your problem. how & why, i don't know. but you could switch to something clear or a different color & see if the spots stop.
 
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Blue stains on laundry

Acid water can cause stains on laundry. The acidic water causes corrosion of pipes. The type of metal in pipes tends to determine color of stains. Chemicals and filters can often correct problems.

If water appears as blue dots, these appear as water if filtered through fabric in spin cycle as water passes through fabric into holes in washer drum. Blue or green stains may respond to all-fabric bleach for removal. Red or reddish-brown stains tend to be an indication of high iron content in water and may respond to laundry products for iron removal.

Sometimes blue stains may be caused by blue coloring in detergent or fabric softener that did not properly dissolve and/or get dispersed. Affected items can be soaked in vinegar/water solution. If this is the case, switch to clear laundry detergent and eliminate fabric softener. Add a cup of white vinegar to rinse cycle to remove detergent residues, soften, freshen, and resolve lint problems for much less expense than fabric softener. Vinegar will not coat fibers and make them less water absorbent, which is important for towels and under garments.

Excessive dye accumulation in dryer can cause dye transfer to laundry. Wipe interior of dryer drum with white rag and rubbing alcohol until dye no longer transfers to rag.
 
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