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Re: washing machine Kenmore 110
Is the clothes coming out of the washer with lint on them or after they come out of the dryer ,,,, the washer doesn't take all the lent off ... the dryer does so i would make sure the vent duct is open all the way out of your house and the dryer filter is clean.
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Clean your washing machine before your next wash load to be sure there is no lint trapped anywhere in the machine. Fill the tub about half full of water then add a couple of cups of white vinegar to the wash water. Allow it to agitate and then sit there and soak for at least an hour before you empty the machine.
Lint is small fibers from clothing that have come loose from natural wear or laundering. They can build up in washers and wreak havoc on your clothing. The dryer will remove the lint. But with clothing, like dress shirts that are air-dried, this can be a real problem; often requiring multiple washings to remove the lint.
Older washers came standard with removable lint traps that could be cleaned. Some would filter the water as it recycled through the washer, while others would require the removal of the center tub support for cleaning.
Newer washers have a self cleaning system that uses a filter to trap the lint and the spin cycle to flush it away. It saves the inconvenience of having to manually clean the filter.
If you have a lint problem, here are a few tips to try:
1) Low water pressure can impede the flushing action of the washer during the spin cycle. Look for pressure variations during filling of both hot and cold water. A kinked or blocked hose can cause this. Check for sediment in the hose as well.
2) Verify that the all of the water is being pumped out of tub and that no restriction in the drain hose exists.
3) Don't wash high lint producing items like socks and towels with your dress shirts.
4) Use a name brand detergent. They have higher quality cleaners and soften the water better, which helps release the bond between lint and clothing, allowing it be flushed away.
5) Don't overload the washer. Your washer needs water and room to remove the lint.
6) Run a wash cycle with a cup of regular white vinegar added. This will help rid your washer of any accumulated lint.
A washer doesn't produce enough lint to have any effect on a septic system, so a separate washer filter is not necessary.
Add a cup of either white or cider vinegar to your washing machine along with the detergent before loading in your clothes to keep lint off.
Sort out all towels and washcloths since they create lint. Put them through a separate wash cycle to keep them from transferring lint to your clothes.
Check the labels on all your clothing to be sure you sort them correctly. Cotton clothing produces lint in the washing machine while polyester clothing picks it up. Wash them at different times to keep the lint off those that are likely to pick it up.
Turn your clothes inside out before putting them into the washing machine to keep them from collecting lint as they go through the wash cycle
There is no trap per say. The lint catcher is self cleaning when the water is pumped out. It sounds like you are overloading it and the clothes are hitting the agitator. Operation should be agitation by water movement not beat by the plastic fins, run a wash cycle hot water no clothes to flush things out and try smaller loads. Eric
It truly sounds like you have something in the washer that may be trapped.
I would remove the lint trap and make certain it is cleaned. Then check under the rim of the washer between the upper tub and the upper seal area. And lastly, check between the agitator bottom and the tub.
There really isn't any part of the washing machine that will produce "fleece" so I believe you have an article of clothing that is trapped.
Good luck and let me know.
Buy whirlpools new affresh washer cleaner. They are tablets that you run through the washer cycle with the hottest water setting. They kill the black mold and keeps it from coming back if used regularly.
They have not been putting lint catchers in washers for 15+ years now. The new method the 110 washers use is by having rough sharp edges on the outside of the basket (where you place your clothes) As the water runs through the holes in the basket lint is caught by these sharp edges. Once the spin cycle begins, the lint is flung to the outer tub and washed down the drain in the house.
the lint filter is a large plastic part that is conected to the bottom of the tub. you have to take the tub out to clean the lint filter. i would suggest, before you try taking the tub out, going to sears,they seel a product called washer magic. its a cleaning powder for your washer. just follow the instructions on the jug it comes it. it works pretty good