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I have a hoover washer only 7 month old and doesn't matter what setting dark or colours or white all come out with oily marks on normally a quick 30 mins for darks n colour but white an hour on 60 wash?

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Hi. If you mostly use 30 degree wash cycles the washing machine could be disgustingly filthy inside. Can you see any gunge if you pull back the door seal where it meets the lip of the drum?

Read this article - laundry not getting cleaned in washing machine - coming out with marks

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Thank you Ake! This seems to have done the trick. I've changed the RPM to 1000 each wash I do and haven't had any streaks since. After all the advice above, it has been a good reminder to regularly maintain the washing machine bits and pieces by giving it all a clean every now and again. But I'm almost certain it's the spin cycle speed, and the marks did seem to be lint based.

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Hi All. I think that marks like the ones shown in all the previous photos, where there are long dark lines, can only be caused by the laundry being dragged on the rubber door seal - or more accurately being trapped in the gap between the door seal and revolving drum and dragged around.

This seems to be much more common on washer-dryers (are the photos from washer-dryers?) because there is a vent built into the top of the door seal on a washer-dryer where the hot air from the dryer section is pumped into the drum. Laundry seems to catch on this more easily.

Inside the drum, laundry is isolated from everything except the door seal. The only other source for marks on laundry is either redeposited grease and grime from not using enough detergent, something in - or on - the laundry, or something inside the outer drum just underneath the stainless drum.

The latter can manifest itself with small spots on the laundry. Sections of the laundry (especially cottons) get forced through the small holes in the drum by the centrifugal force of spin and can scrape on gunge or even some object underneath. The latter of course only produces spots because only the small part of laundry that's pushed through the holes gets affected.

Ake's previous suggestion of reducing spin speed which seems to have helped him, and microelk is interesting. It may be that the faster spin speeds facilitate the problem. It's important to note by the way that only cottons should be spun at full speed. All other fabrics need slower spin speeds.

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