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Occasional black streaks on clothes. washer is a kenmore model 44092 front loader. This has just started in the last few months. Happened one other time. We have had the washer for about 3 years now.

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Black marks is usally the bearing going the grease comes out of the bearings onto the clothes get it checked by and expert

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Unfortunately, it's cheaper to buy a new washer than to fix this one. That's pathetic for a washer that's only 8 years old, and completely negates any environmental and economic benefits of buying a front loader.

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