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After washing my clothes, I find rust stains. Can I place a filter on the washer hose to prevent this ?

I have rust stains on my clothes after washing them. There is rust in the water. The rust does not appear no where else in the house, except for the washer. Can I have a filter or sorme sorts put on the washer ?

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July 14th, 2010
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Rust in your washer is caused by iron in your water supply. You can try & remove the rust from your clothes & washer with a product called RoVer. Please see the cleaning instructions below. I recommend calling a water treatment company to advise on a filter for your house water supply.

Cleaning a top load washer with RoVer* Rust Remover:

a. Fill washer with hot water and 1/3 cup RoVer, Part No.


b. Agitate 1 minute, soak 15 minutes, followed with a

regular wash.

c. If the manual clean lint filter has deposits, soak in

RoVer or a solution of vinegar & water.

• Cleaning a front load washer with RoVer Rust Remover:

a. Place 2 tablespoons RoVer in the detergent dispenser

and use a hot water wash.

b. Set for Cotton/Sturdy fabrics and a Regular/Normal

setting. Press Start.

c. Follow with a regular wash.

2. Rust. Iron in the water causes a reddish or brown stain.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services


SAFETY NOTICE: Be sure to disconnect power to the appliance before performing any repairs. If you are not comfortable with doing any voltage checks that might be recommended, please contact your local service provider for repairs. Be aware that there could be sharp edges inside the appliance that could cause cuts or other injuries to yourself or others.
by Manage My Life
July 16th, 2010
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