A photo of the skirt is below (ignore the obvious moisture from a spraying of 'shout')
The area of spots is always localized on the clothing. Usually only 1 article of clothings is affected, not the entire wash. There are black spots and also some reddish spots.
Seems to happen with both cold and warm loads.
We assume it's the washer and not a problem with our water system as it only affects one part of an item of clothing. But we could be wrong there. Think we need a new washer? Or is this something that can be repaired? Or do you think it's something other than the washer itself? This item was hung to dry.
Again please see the photo below.
Here's the info on the washer Kenmore heavy duty 70 series model 110 91278800 serial no cc2406622 unsure of age. Bought used 7 or 8 years ago