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Washing machine draining small rusted metal pieces

Our front-loading Kenmore washer seems to run fine until the final spin cycle when there is an awful thumping noise. When we went down to see what was going on, we discovered in the drainage sink, small rusted pieces of metal and what looks like black sand. The clothing in the washer appears to be clean.

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It appears your clutch has failed in this instance.

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If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


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