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CAUSES OF FABRIC DISCOLORATION

Fabric discoloration is typically not caused by the washer. Many times fabric discoloration occurs from poor dyes being washed out of fabric or improper sorting prior to washing the clothes. (e.g. placing a red item in with white items).

Below given is a list of the different types of fabric discoloration, and their causes:

Color Loss

This is usually related to some type of strong chemical contact with products such as chlorine bleach etc. used in skin care products, home permanent solutions etc. Similarly, some dyes change color very readily upon contact with any mild acid or alkaline substance. Common acid-containing substances include hair sprays and beverages. Mild alkalines include shampoo, toothpaste etc.

Dye Transfer

This generally occurs when unstable dyes are used in manufacturing the item. Color bleeding from one section of the garment to another, damp items left lying in the washer after the cycle or in a pile prior to washing can also cause dye transfer. In addition, many new garments are overdyed to produce very bright, rich colors. This results in dye removal and/or transfer when washed.

The manufacturer of the garment is normally expected to provide proper care labels.

Linting

Lint is small fibers of certain fabric that have broken off during wear or washing. The washing process will always create some lint. However, the majority of lint that is produced during washing is trapped by lint filters on the washer and flushed down the drain during the spin portion of the cycle. Excessive lint is usually due to reasons other than the washer design or a mechanical malfunction.
However, low water pressure or improper draining can increase lint.

Pilling

Pilling is commonly found on socks, sweaters, slacks, shirt collars and cuffs, around pockets or on any area subjected to abrasion. Since manufactured fibers are very strong, the pills do not break off completely and can be difficult to remove. In addition, lint can become enmeshed in the balls of fiber, which makes the pilling appear more obvious. Natural fibers like cotton, linen, or wool may pill but the balls of fiber are usually removed during washing.

  

If not, and in case of more assistance, please contact an authorized service provider.

 

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