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My machine will not go into its full spin cycle, during any wash cycle when it is time to spin the machine just tumbles very slow, the water does not drain and the clothes remain soaked, This morning I ran a cycle without any clothes and it DID spin and drain? Any ideas?

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Re: Kenmore front loader

Check your exit hose spigot, it may be clogged. This is if your filter is all clean. There should be air for passage in the standpipe behind. Your hose should not fit airtight into the standpipe and neither too deep into it. Snaking out your standpipe would be good too.

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