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Washing machine fills with water but sometimes water has bits of dirt in it that stain clothes. The dirt particles are not from the clothes to be washed but seem to be added to the water. Could they come from hoses or other rubber parts?

Contractor's Assistant: What's the make and model of your washing machine? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

Maytag washer model # HA407; at least 35 years old. It's a top-loader.

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

No.

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

No that I can think of.

Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 1 year ago

What you are seeing is probably coming from the inner tub above the full level water line. Fill the machine with hot water. Once full, turn the timer off and manually add about 2-3 more gallons of water to raise the water level over the full tub water line. Add a gallon of white distilled vinegar and allow to sit over night and then start the timer again and let it run through a cycle. That should rinse and flush out debris that has accumulated above the high water mark and make wash results better.

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