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DG19CS Maytag Dryer - Stains on clothes

motorwiz

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I have had an ongoing issue with oily stains on clothing. I assume caused by/in the dryer since air dried clothes do not have stains.
I have replaced drum felts front and back, drum glides, door gasket, drum rollers, and I cleaned the drum baffles, Yet staining continues. Any suggestions to track down the cause and solve this?
 

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jeff1

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Hi,

I assume caused by/in the dryer since air dried clothes do not have stains.

Or the heat from the dryer is making the marks look worse.
None of those marks/spots in the pictures look like a dryer issue to me ( from what I can see )...they look more of an washer issue.


This is an coin operated dryer.
What is the washer model#?

jeff.
 

Dan O.

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jeff1 said:
None of those marks/spots in the pictures look like a dryer issue to me


I agree with Jeff. Dryer marks are usually elongated streaks, not isolated spots.


On some washer models it's possible for oil to leak into the tub and eventually onto clothing. Inspect the clothing carefully before drying.

JMO

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motorwiz

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Thanks for the comments. The washer is Maytag Model: LA230S-C2.

Where should I be looking for oil leaking from washer? I did check the transmission and didn't notice any leaks. But I'll check more carefully.
 

jeff1

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LA230S-C2

Nothing comes up for me with this.

Where should I be looking for oil leaking from washer?

1)Let the washer 1/2 fill up with hot water, agitate a bit and then fill up the rest with cold water...see if any oil floats in the water.
2)Remove agitator and check under there.

jeff.
 

frustrated guy

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For me it was either chap stick left in pocket (during the was cycle OR dry cycle) or accumulations of Downey in the fabric softener dispenser of the washer that would deposit itself into clothes during the spin cycle. I ruined a thousand dollars of clothes over a couple of months time. Melted-in or burnt-in wax is death to fabrics.
 

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frustrated guy said:
Melted-in or burnt-in wax is death to fabrics.


I heard of one way to get melted wax out of fabrics. Place a sheet of spare cloth (natural fabric - cotton, linen, etc.) over the fabric with the wax on it. Get a hot iron and run it over the spare cloth sitting atop the wax stain. As the iron melts the wax it gets absorbed into the cover martial. Move that material to a fresh section and iron over the wax spot again and again, as necessary.

There might be a video on YouTube showing the process.


JFYI

Dan O.
 
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jeff1

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For me it was either chap stick left in pocket (during the was cycle OR dry cycle) or accumulations of Downey in the fabric softener dispenser of the washer

Usually softener stains can be washed out, esp if soaked and pre-treated....not sure about chap stick. No harm in trying Dan's idea as the clothes are already marked.

jeff.
 

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Another I heard of, freeze it. Wax should get crumbly when frozen. Try working the material after freezing for a day or two.


g/l
 

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Usually softener stains can be washed out, esp if soaked and pre-treated....not sure about chap stick. No harm in trying Dan's idea as the clothes are already marked.

jeff.
Not so for me. I found Downey stains impossible to remove, I even pulled out my heavy artillery, Gunk engine degreaser. :) So after using downey all of my life, I switched to suavetel or something like that; it doesn't cake up like downey did. (dirt cheap too) I didn't kick downey to the curb completely, I still love their balls. :excitement: (plastic spherical dispensers that open during the spin cycle)
 

jeff1

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Odd, I have never had much trouble removing softener stains.
From Tide:
From How stuff works:
From Grabgreenhome:

jeff.
 
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