Thread Number: 91012  /  Tag: Modern Automatic Washers
10 year old LG Top Loader leaving (Mold)? dark spots/flecks on clothes
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Post# 1155269   7/26/2022 at 15:45 (637 days old) by electronicontrl (Grand Rapids, MI)        

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My kid brother send me a text yesterday regarding their LG top loader. A washer enthusiast friend of fine tells me it may NOT be mold but rather a seal degrading. To anyone with a suggestion, it is much appreciated. Read on.

Our LG washer has been leaving black mold deposits on our clothes after each wash (a little smaller than an eraser head - 10+ spots for each piece of clothing). They are soft and smear if you do t remove them just right. We've been running a lot of tub clean loads with bleach and have also used washer cleaning tablets. We leave the washer open between loads. The machines are about 10 years old. Any suggestions or is this what end of life looks like...

The pic shows the dark flecks scrapped off on to a paper towel.

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Post# 1155270 , Reply# 1   7/26/2022 at 16:07 (637 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Probably build up from the automatic dispenser system if I had to guess.

Post# 1155360 , Reply# 2   7/27/2022 at 21:59 (636 days old) by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        
LG washplate washer

I junked one of those several years ago because seal failed,ruined bearings and damaged the motor.The motor was a direct drive BLDC "pancake" motor.If motor would have been ok,might have done a bearing/seal repair.Also the spline in the plastic base SS washplate was undersized for the job and nearly stripped-that last situation a design flaw IMO.

Post# 1155413 , Reply# 3   7/28/2022 at 18:26 (635 days old) by electronicontrl (Grand Rapids, MI)        

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Thanks for your input.

Post# 1155813 , Reply# 4   8/2/2022 at 18:46 (630 days old) by lakewebsterkid (Dayton, Ohio)        

It might be worth running a tub clean cycle and seeing if that helps. Add 1 cup of citric acid and it will clean very well.

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