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Are you seeing these brown streaks before they go into the dryer or after they have been in the dryer?
I am pretty sure I am seeing them before the go into the dryer.
No, I'm almost positive it is from the washer. I recently bought a pair of light colored pants. When I took them from the washer, they were covered with these streaks. I scrubbed and scrubbed them, got most of the streaks out and put them in the washer again; and they had more streaks.
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I'm sorry, but I forgot to write that I have already used a bottle of washer magic. Before I used it, I cleaned off the rubber seal in the door opening (the little lip) which I have done routinely in the past. After I ran the washer magic, when I still had streaks, I felt around the seal and found globs of this disgusting brownish gunk (which did not smell bad by the way) between the drum of the washer and the rubber - between metal and rubber - if I put my finger in that place and tried to get the gunk out, I could pinch my finger if the drum turned. I couldn't tell if it was just build up or grease.
OK, I'll try more of the wash magic. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to do this, but I do have two more questions related to this. One is
Our washer also spins out VERY VERY loudly. It sounds like a jet engine taking off. (-:
Also, if this is the dryer leaving streaks, what would we do for that? I really need to get this taken care of, since at this point I don't even dare do any more laundry for fear that I'll ruin more of my clothes.
So, if the washer is 12 years old, is it worth fixing or having someone out. Because it's a Kenmore, I can only get it fixed at Sears which means they charge a million dollars just to come out anyhow.....
Well, that makes me thankful I didn't call anyone sooner. But now we still have the streak problem. If that's the dryer, what cost would that be?