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Clothes have dark streaks after washing this is a kenmore front loading washer model number 417.42142100

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I read post after post about this very same problem, it is caused by a failure of the bearing that the tub rides on, this causes the grease seal to leak and then the streaks which are grease stains from the rear bearing

Posted on Jul 07, 2010

  • washingblues Nov 28, 2010

    How much should it cost to have this repaired?

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    yadayada Nov 28, 2010

    Around $400-450

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SOURCE: Kenmore washer leaves dark streaks on light colored clothes

I suggest you first take a clean, white cloth wetted with a stronger solvent such as 'Oops,' carburator or brake cleaner (with these two, DON"T overspray, they will damage plastic and paint) and wipe the drum inside to make sure there is not some gunk adhering that is gradually depositing itself with each wash cycle.
If you have a shade-tree mechanic in the family, they may have gotten a gob of grease on clothing that transfered to the inside of your machine.
If you don't find enough on the cloth to have caused the problem, I think you have lost a seal on the drum-side of the transmission.

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