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Not getting clothes clean anymore

I have an old (circa 1990) Kenmore washing machine. I've noticed over the last year or so that my clothes are no longer coming out clean. The washer seems fine--no noises, vibration, etc. I've tried different detergents and water temperatures. Is it just getting old or could something else be wrong?

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  • baker_eliz Dec 01, 2007

    Nope. We've lived in the same place for the last 10 years. Thanks.


  • texasnitehun Sep 15, 2008

    clothes are not always coming clean. like it's not putting enough water in to completely wash the clothes.



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Have you moved or has where your water treatment facility changed? Changes in the hardness of the water can cause detergents not to react well. A hard water test is easily picked up at the hardware store. I had a similar problem changing from well water to public system.

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