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Oil and rust spots on my clothes

I have the calpso washer, and I am getting rust and oil looking stains on mostly the whites and light colored clothes. It's ruining everything!! I hand washed a load of whites tonight and then put then in the washer and did the sin and rinse only to see if that would help, and much to my dismay, those too had spots all over them. And this was a very small load of socks. My mother-in-law gave me this washer, because she bought a brand new washer and dryer set, it is about 8 years old. She says she has never had a problem with it, and loved it when she had it.

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My kenmore washer basket has noticable chips on the inside and has rust stains as well, it is only 5 years old. how can I find out about the 10 year warranty?

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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This may not be relevant, but by design, bleach does NOT dispense in the Buly/Bedding, Kids Wear, and Silk/Ultra Delicate cycles. If you try to use it, it remains in the dispenser.

As for the yucky smell, leave the door open when not in use.

Posted on Apr 23, 2008

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try using calgon tablets, they flush out washing machine for limescale, perhaps it will work for you

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

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must be the water supply or your washer needs a wash

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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to all that are having a problem with these calypso washers... if you have paid for a repair then you need to check out the lawsuit... calypsosettlement.com and see if it applies to you.
but if you are getting a mark or a residue on your clothes, then look at the inner wash plate gasket, where it meets with the outer stainless steel tub. if there is a gap between the gasket and the tub then thats where the marks are coming from.
it happens alot and thats not covered by the settlement, but its not too bad to replace the inner wash plate. you need to remove the cabinet, then the tub cover and the innerwash plate dome. then 6 screws and the cover will come off.
replacing the inner wash plate will solve the stains and get you a few more years of use until you have to buy a new washer as more items may fail.

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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