Underarm stains on shirts, blouses and dresses. Colour can vary from pale yellow to black.
This problem is not caused by your washing machine but by the use of deodourants and cannot be resolved by any repair or service on your washing machine.
To stop this from happening please see the notes below.
Soak overnight in water containing peroxide bleach, making sure the solution is not allowed to dry on the fabric as this can cause damage to colours. Rinse and wash as normal, following the fabric care label.
Cause & Prevention
Problem happens when an underarm deodorant reacts with perspiration causing this difficult to remove stain. Some deodorants react differently to others.
Changing the brand of deodorant may lessen the impact of the interaction between deodorant and perspiration
Soaking/washing immediately after wearing will help the detergent remove the stain.
How You Can Get Help With Laundry Problems
To offer support in helping people to determine the cause of laundry problems please use the washing machine support forum.
It’s fast, free, easy and normally someone will pick up on the post that can assist you often with a few experts chipping in if needed. Just register if you don’t have an account, we don’t mail you, send you spam or any of that stuff.
Post up your question and give images if you possibly can and the guys in the forums will do the rest for you and try to identify the problem you have.
Cost you nothing, might save you some embarrassment or worse, a charge for a service visit that wasn’t needed.
Photographs Of Damage
If you can post photographs of the damage or problem you are having this can be really helpful in allowing the technicians to see what the problem is.