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Dryer was flooded when we had a sewer back up.

Have a Kenmore model #110.76712693 76712 that was submerged under 18 inches of water and water was also reaching the top of the dryer from a sewer back up. The sewer access is right by the washer & dryer and was spraying on top of the dryer. It took a couple of days to start working, but eventually did start heating up. The problem is that it has never worked the same and takes on average 20 minutes longer to dry the clothes and has a strange smell as well. The Kenmore 80 series washer was also under water and stops unexpectedly mid cycle. Specifically when filling. It will fill for hours. What are your thoughts to long term damage and if they should just be replaced rather than repairing.

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Water can damage alot of the parts on the washer and dryer the motor would have been completly under water on both units and the control on the dryer would have gottin wet as a repair man anything can be fixed but to what cost

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