Clothes Getting Dirty After Machine Wash? Simple Fixes to Your Rescue!

Clean clothes coming out of washing machine feels like magic, but dirty clothes coming out of it feels like dark magic. Don’t worry, we’re here to help fix this issue!

Updated August 30, 2019

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Sometimes, when unpleasant marks are left behind on your clothes after a wash-spin cycle, don’t panic. This issue generally happens when the fabric softener or detergent leaves its residue behind and it builds-up if you don’t take immediate action.

We have a few tips to help you solve the problem.

1) Use Vinegar

Drain out all the excess water from the machine. Pour 3-cups vinegar and run an empty cycle in hot water for 10 minutes. It’ll clear all the product residue left in there from the previous cycle.

2) Clean the Rubber Door Seal

If you have a front-load washing machine, clean its rubber door seal. Most of the times, the rubber door seal gets clumped up with detergent residue from the previous cycle which transfers onto your clothing during the next cycle. Remember to clean this area of your washing machine using a clean, dry rag after each wash cycle. Also, keep your washing machine’s door open once in a while, when not in use, in order to allow some airflow.

3) Troubleshoot the Internal Issue

In rare cases, when an internal part of your washing machine gets chipped or broken, e.g. your washing machine’s door, dispenser, pump and so on, it tends to transfer the rust onto your clothes during the wash cycle. In order to fix this issue, unplug your washing machine and carefully inspect to find out which part of your washing machine is causing the problem and fix it accordingly.

Enjoy clean and stain-free clothes with each machine wash.

Originally published August 30, 2019