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washer sticky residue? (by Chris [VA]) Jul 28, 2021 10:03 AM
       washer sticky residue? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Jul 28, 2021 10:46 AM
       washer sticky residue? (by Jason [VA]) Jul 28, 2021 11:18 AM
       washer sticky residue? (by Allym [NJ]) Jul 28, 2021 11:18 AM
       washer sticky residue? (by Chris [VA]) Jul 28, 2021 11:26 AM
       washer sticky residue? (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Jul 28, 2021 12:03 PM
       washer sticky residue? (by Vee [OH]) Jul 28, 2021 2:22 PM
       washer sticky residue? (by plenty [MO]) Jul 28, 2021 2:48 PM
       washer sticky residue? (by Small potatoes [NY]) Jul 28, 2021 11:03 PM
       washer sticky residue? (by Small potatoes [NY]) Jul 28, 2021 11:03 PM
       washer sticky residue? (by Wilma [PA]) Jul 29, 2021 4:49 PM

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washer sticky residue? (by Chris [VA]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2021 10:03 AM
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Tenant just texted that washer is : "Leaving a nasty film at the top of the clothes. It's weird." and "leaving this weird sticky residue - a lot of it, at the top water line". Any ideas? --71.246.xxx.xxx




washer sticky residue? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2021 10:46 AM
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They need to change their detergent.

If the washer is draining , it isn't anything the washer is doing. --76.178.xxx.xxx




washer sticky residue? (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2021 11:18 AM
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I would say they aren't following the directions on the detergent. They need to change brands and before they run another load they need to thoroughly clean the machine and all of the soap dispensers. I would maybe run hot water through it with some white vinegar.

Nothing in the machine will produce a sticky residue except for what the tenant introduces into it. --73.177.xxx.xx




washer sticky residue? (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2021 11:18 AM
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Something on or in the clothing that is being washed. Water comes in the hose line like any other tap water. So it is their detergent or their detergent could be reacting with the water. Is it well water by any chance? Or someone in the building is messing with tenant. In one of my four units, one tenant was stealing liquid detergent. So the other tenants filled the detergent bottle with bleach and the next time he stole it his clothes got bleached. Could be that. --108.24.xx.xx




washer sticky residue? (by Chris [VA]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2021 11:26 AM
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It's a single family home and not on a well. New tenant moved in 2-1/2 weeks ago. Thanks for the tips! --71.246.xxx.xxx




washer sticky residue? (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2021 12:03 PM
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You might check their laundry area and see what they are using to clean the clothes. Mechanics and construction workers have totally greasy clothes and using HOT water is the only way to clean everything. See if they are washing in cold water to save money. One group of tenants were using the cheapest powdered detergent (I specify only liquid or pods because of the sewer sump pump) and when they left, it took hours to manually scrape the caked on residue off the inside of the washer. It might even have been responsible for clogging the pump a few times since it really didn't dissolve well. Sometimes cheap isn't the best way to go. --72.207.xx.xxx




washer sticky residue? (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2021 2:22 PM
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Run a cycle with dawn dish soap and next with tsp using some old curtains as the load, they should absorb the emulsion from the detergent and phosphates. --76.188.xxx.xxx




washer sticky residue? (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2021 2:48 PM
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Are they using those laundry pods. That is the stick stuff not dissolving. The outer pod --172.58.xxx.xx




washer sticky residue? (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2021 11:03 PM
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Maybe it's something the outgoing tenant washed, like I'll never wash my clothes in this washer again let's wash the rubber floor mats or something.

Is gotta be the old tenant. --24.194.xxx.xxx




washer sticky residue? (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2021 11:03 PM
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Maybe it's something the outgoing tenant washed, like I'll never wash my clothes in this washer again let's wash the rubber floor mats or something.

Is gotta be the old tenant. --24.194.xxx.xxx




washer sticky residue? (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2021 4:49 PM
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Ugh. I learned a while back to always run the washer thoroughly between tenants. The things that you find out...

But never the sticky film thing at a rental. It does sound like someone washed oil/greasy stuff, though.

Let us know how this plays out - we can all learn from it! --108.2.xx.xxx



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