Washing Machine Help

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by GOOFYam, Oct 9, 2005.

  1. GOOFYam

    GOOFYam New Member

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    Lately, my washing machine has been ruining my clothes. The clothes have what appears to be bleach spots, but I never use bleach. Any ideas? Thank you.
     
  2. mulliganbush

    mulliganbush Well-Known Member

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    Sounds as if you're getting detergent on the clothes. You might try adding the detergent to the water before putting in the clothes.
     

  3. Fire-Man

    Fire-Man Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If its a top load the aggutator(spelling) might be rubbing the clothes in the same spot because they are not moving. A top loading washing machine needs the clothes put into it seperate and in a wadded-up ball effect if you have a fairly large load---if not they want move during washing. The aggutator moves the top clothes to the bottom etc while it is washing, but if its a large load and they are put in---in a wrap around aggutator---they want move. Randy
     
  4. GOOFYam

    GOOFYam New Member

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    thanks for you help!
     
  5. silentcrow

    silentcrow Furry Without A Clue

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    If you use a powdered detergent, you could try disolving it in warm water before you add it to the load. I ended up switching to liquid, but only because my son kept showing allergy symptoms to the powders.
     
  6. nodak3

    nodak3 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I had the problem years ago--just a thought: any teens in the family using benzoyl peroxide products on their zits? If that gets on their clothes, it can spread to other items and they look like bleach spots.