I didn't have the same exact problem with dye staining my washer BUT, simple instructions were printed on the underside of the lid and it RAN AND FADED!! I can't imagine what made it do that as I've only used All Free and Clear, Downey Free and Clear and Shout around the machine. There was no fading/running in the tub itself. Very strange!! My machine is a GE Top Loader and is less than 3 moths old. Makes me irratated!