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Kenmore elite calypso washer leaves clumps of lint on clothes

We have had this washer for about 6 years, and I have never been all that happy with it. However, in the past year it has gotten worse. It runs fine, but it leaves these gross clumps of lint on my clothes. It is most noticeable on darks and whites, but is present on pretty much everything. I have cleaned every possible nook and cranny of lint and gunk to no avail. I am about ready to ditch it and get a front loading HE machine that works. Any ideas on what I can do before giving up?

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Sorry to hear you got one of these. they stopped making that model because of multiple problems. I have seen the lint issue come up with these over and over w/o a solution. I can say if you are not using a dryer to dry getting one will help.

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  • Chad Light Feb 16, 2009

    sorry to hear you got one of these. they stopped making that model because of multiple problems. I have seen the lint issue come up with these over and over w/o a solution. I can say if you are not using a dryer to dry getting one will help.

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