Question about Washing Machines
A few weeks ago my 9-10 year old Kenmore washing machine started leaving brownish black stains and streaks on some of my clothing. Not every load -- maybe every 2nd or 3rd load. I cleaned the machine by running a hot cycle with bleach, then a hot cycle with vinegar. Things seem better and the stains are lighter but it still happens. It also seems to be noisier than usual during the spin cycle (though that might be my imagination after reading all the posts about bearing failure.
Is there a simple way to tell if the bearings are bad without shelling out the $70+ for a service call? If they're shot, what are some reliable and affordable models you would recommend for replacement.
FYI -- the machine receives relatively light use (averaging 2 loads a week) so I would have expected it to last longer under those circumstances.
Grab the drum and try to move it in and out.
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