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Kenmore washer - water is emptying from tub but clothes are not spinning dry

All other cycles are working - I have several spins cycles to choose from but all are doing the same thing - extracting water from tub but not spinning clothes dry - strange sound when on spin cycle

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  • Wanko Feb 27, 2008

    I will check that out - It makes sense. Thanks

    I will let you know if it works

  • Wanko Feb 28, 2008

    I went home last night and double checked - I have a Kenmore 70 series HD Super capacity 3 speed, 4 cycle about 3-4 years old. My washer does agitate on wash and it does pump all the water out, however, I tried the lid switch trick and I cannot hand spin start the unit when in the spin cycle. Due to the NO spin the clothes are remaining soaked even though the water has pumped out of the tub. I'm assuming a part need replaced, but not sure what- Please help if possible.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    the washing machine is not extracting all the water. After the final spin cycle, the cloths are still very wet

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