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Kenmoore model#417.4105200 dirt stains/ dirty water residue

Have had washer for over 5yrs, no issues until 2wks ago. Now have clothes that are coming out with excessive dirt stains. Did some research, removed and cleaned boot, but not the drum (did not want to dis-assemble). After cleaning, ran empty with soap and apparently solved issues, now week later problem re-occuring. Please advise

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This is a drain problem.inspect the water pump, motor coupler and the drain hose for kinks.

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