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Old 10-09-2012, 01:20 PM   #1
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My clothes get dark spots with liquid detergent

I have an HE machine, and every time I have tried a liquid detergent, it leaves spots on cloths that look like grease spots. Does anyone else have this problem? Anything I can do to prevent it?

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Old 10-09-2012, 01:27 PM   #2
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Re: My clothes get dark spots with liquid detergent

can you add water to the machine before adding your clothes?
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Re: My clothes get dark spots with liquid detergent

Hmm I have a problem with these spots too except I thought they were grease spots (even though I couldn't figure out where the grease was coming from). Does liquid detergent do that? When you wash with powder after does it come out?
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:32 PM   #4
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Re: My clothes get dark spots with liquid detergent

Mine hasn't done that. We have a Whirlpool Cabrio.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:36 PM   #5
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Re: My clothes get dark spots with liquid detergent

I had that problem, it actually got better when I started using MORE detergent. Like someties the whole cup, past the 3 line. My washer holds like 2-3x what a regular washer does, so I guess I need more detergent to get things clean.

This happened w/ 3 different machines before I figured it out. I use Tide regular or F&G liquid.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:40 PM   #6
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Re: My clothes get dark spots with liquid detergent

I have the same issue with powder detergent and have no idea how to get rid of it.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:40 PM   #7
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Re: My clothes get dark spots with liquid detergent

I get these too! But it seems like only on my favorite clothes :-)
I'd love to know a cure!
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Are they water spots? I thought those happened when clothes stayed wet too long.

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Old 10-09-2012, 08:06 PM   #9
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Re: My clothes get dark spots with liquid detergent

At my house I am convinced they are caused by liquid fabric softener.
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Re: My clothes get dark spots with liquid detergent

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At my house I am convinced they are caused by liquid fabric softener.
I used to think that too but I STILL get them sometimes and I have a new washer that has never has fabric softener used in it
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