PE- no I do not do a running water in the first rinse between the developer and fixer. I will start using a stop bath.
For a test. After I washed it held my finger on the corner of the print. (I am printing 8x8 in the center of a 8x10 so all four corners are white) I held it there so it would create heat on the print, and if any developer was still on it it would turn dark brown/black. After my first wash there was no color changes or shifts. Tell me if this logic is correct.
You are the one to know, Why would putting the paper in the fixer cause it to get darker?
PS- Thanks PE for chiming in and helping. I also got some Liquidol to test also, I might make a batch of that and see what it does.