Here’s a mystery and not as easy to solve as the white bits on washing! Every so often I put a wash on and up to date have had 4 of my OH’s polo shirts ruined because they have come out of the washing machine with brown spots. Last year I blamed him for spattering himself whilst bbq-ing. It happened again a week ago. The spots will not come off. I’ve tried every product in my utility room. Then it happened again yesterday. A polo shirt completely spotted on the front and sleeves. We were baffled. There is no way that I wouldn’t have noticed him wearing it. Then yesterday, a pair of shorts got washed. There was definitely no brown spots as I was treating the polo shirt with a stain product and looked before I put them into the machine. Ive Googled this today and seems others are having the same problem. Lots of suggestions as to what could be causing it but none seem to answer the question for anybody. I’m wondering if it’s the washing powder itself. I’m using a Sainsbury’s one for colours. I looked at the powder carefully today and there are tiny little blue and red dots in amongst the white powder. Could it be the red dots react with something on the fabric? Have you had this happen to you?
Gracie, I would be tempted to use a washing machine cleaner and run your machine, empty, on the hottest programme that you have. You could use a proprietary cleaner or there is something that you can do with bleach and ?? Vinegar. Check out the last suggestion on line, I'm not certain of the mix. You could contact the help line that is on your washing powder box.
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It’s not so long that I did a clean on my washer Trisha but I’ll do again. Also like your suggestion of contacting the washing powder help line. I’ll check the box I’ve taken a photo of the last ruined polo shirt so you can see what I’m talking about.
They do look like rust spots. Check that there isn't something lodged in the door rubber maybe? I had a good pair of black leggings come out of the washer with two red marks - sort of like they had had bleach spilled on them. Very odd!