Question about Dryers
Please help...I have a Kenmore 80 series washer that works through all cycles but after spinning, leaves clothes(all size loads) soaked. We have to dry clothes usually twice and thats after wringing all of them out before putting them in the washer. I have made sure that it is spinning by cracking the lid and watching the spin cycle but after the spin cycle, clothes are lying in bottom of the washer soaked not stuck around the drum and dry like they used to be. I have taken it apart and nothing is stuck in the drain pipe. I have no idea what to do but I called Sears and was told that it would cost $215 just to send someone out to fix it. Also does around the top of the drum there is a disgusting black mildew smelling goo around the case around the drum and the actual drum itself. I would also like to clean this but the water does not go up this high and it is difficult to get to. Any cleaning ideas would also be appreciated.
In order to fix this, you will need to take off the outer panels and check the motor inside and the clutch, most likely the clutch is worn down and will need to be replaced, I have posted a picture of what it should look like.
Please let me know if you have any other questions or need further help, most likely replacing the clutch will solve your problem.
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Posted on Apr 24, 2008
It sounds like the clutch is out on the basket drive. They wear out over time and won't let it spin to full speed. The black goo around the tub is most likely left over fabric softener. I only use dryer sheets. You have to take the shell off to clean it but you also have to take the shell off to change the basket drive.
Posted on Apr 24, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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