If Something Goes Wrong
Blue or Gray Spots
Too Many Suds
Not enough detergent
on a consistent basis
Chlorine bleach may yellow
Iron or manganese in water may
cause yellowing or yellow spots
Incorrect use of fabric softener
Type of detergent
Very soft water
Result of normal wear on
What to Do
• Always use the recommended amount of
• Use non-chlorine bleach.
• Use extra detergent plus a non-precipitating
water softener dissolved in water and
• Run hot water for 2 minutes to help the
pipes clean out iron buildup.
• Drain your house water heater occasionally.
• To remove spots spread stain area over a pan
of boiling water and squeeze lemon juice
through the stain.
• Check fabric softener package
for instructions (see Fabric Softener
• To remove spots dampen the spots
and rub with undiluted liquid detergent.
Rewash, using chlorine bleach if it is safe
for the fabric.
• Switch to a lower sudsing detergent brand
and follow instructions on package.
• Try less detergent.
• While this is not caused by the washer,
you can slow the pilling process by washing
poly-cotton blends inside out.