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Lint in washer somewhere

I have a kenmore washer 70 series.every time a wash the clothes come out with lint over all our clothes.tried to remove agitator,but doesnt buge.

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    lot of lint left

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It probably isn't the agitator. Are you sure that it is lint and not the clothes getting torn up? One thing you might want to try is this. First take and pull the basket to one side and clean the gasket on top of the basket. There may be gunk built up on it that is transferring to your clothes. After you do that, just like a coffee maker, put about a cup of white vinegar into the washer and run a wash on hot water. After the load wash again without the vinegar just to make sure it all gets out. This is a good way to keep the washer clean all the time too, do this maybe every 3 months or so. I will clean any hard water deposits built up on the hoses and such and you will notice you clothes coming out cleaner. You can do this with your dishwasher too. Let me know if you have any other questions and if this was helpful to you at all. Good luck and I am glad that I could help you out.

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