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Marked clothes My clothes are getting snagged on a sharp point where the drum meets the base. How can I fix this or does kenmore have a repair?

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Re: marked clothes

Probably needs a new front drum seal what is the model#?? Dont forget to rate my solution as solved if i answered your question accurately.....Thanks!!

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