My friend has the same washing machine that I do; it is a Kenmore top load Elite, approximately five years old.
She just noticed that some of the drain holes are rusting around the edges, around the upper 4 inches of the drum.
She most often washes clothes with a medium water level, Tide, and no "rough" clothes like overalls or anything abrasive. She doesn't have particularly hard water. I checked my washing machine and the interior is pristeen.
They are almost the same age.
Has anyone had this problem?