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I have a 10 year old Kenmore washer that runs well..just wondering if i should do some cleaning or preventive maintenance such as oiling etc

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If it still runs good after 10 years,Don't try to fix it.
Preventive maintenance to keep it running smooth,should be done annually from day one,starting now would more that likely have the opposite effect.

You could check the belt if applicable.

If it ain't broke,don't fix it.

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No most modern wash machines do not require maintenance beyond cleaning filters etc..

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