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Have Residue on Clothes After Washing? Here’s What’s Wrong

If your washing machine feels gritty or is leaving residue on clothes after washing, there’s likely an issue with your system. Find out what’s going on to get your clothes fresh and clean again!

Why is My Washing Machine Leaving Residue on Clothes?

If your washer doesn’t seem to be doing its job properly or feels gritty inside, there may be something wrong with your system that’s causing a dirty washing machine. Here’s what could be happening.

Potential issues

  • mold or mildew on the door gasket
  • Inside of the washer drum feels gritty
  • Inside of the washer drum feels slimy

When your washing machine enters a rinse and spin cycle, it begins to spin quickly as it releases the water in the drum. When the washer is working properly, it should remove all water and detergent from the drum and send it down the drain line. If there is residual detergent or moisture left over, it means that there's something preventing this cycle from working efficiently. Depending on what's causing the issue, it may be able to be corrected with preventative maintenance or it may require a repair.


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