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Washing Machine doesn't spin fast anymore. Clothes are still really wet when it's done.

I have a Kenmore Eco cycle front loader washing machine. When it was working it had a really fast spin that would almost dry the clothes completely, but now it only spins to agitate and doesn't do a final fast spin. The clothes are soaking wet when it's done. The pump works and pumps out the water. It use to have more resistance when you would spin the drum, but now it spins more freely. I checked the belt and it's a little loose, could that be the problem?

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Joseph Perez
Having the clothes come out sloppy wet at the end of the wash cycle does not sound good and it would take much longer for the clothes to dry. While you are waiting for an expert answer, I recommend you resubmit your question and include the model number of your washer so that the expert will provide you with a more detailed answer. I did manage to find a link that will provide you with more information about your problem. I hope my link is useful.
by Joseph Perez Earned 62,642 community points in Kenmore
December 6th, 2010
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Lyle W
Depending on your model number, the link for a previous answer that Joseph P. provided in the above response may help you determine the cause of this problem. Here is another link for that answer:

Why is my Kenmore washer not spinning the clothes dry?

A bad timer could also prevent the washer from spinning. There are some instances where the motor control board will freeze up and not advance the timer so that it won't spin. Try unplugging the washer to completely disconnect power for 3 minutes. Plug the washer back in and see if it will spin. If it does, then you may need to replace the speed control board if it continues to freeze up.

These tips may help you resolve this problem in your Kenmore washer. If you need more assistance, reply with additional details.

Diagnosing and repairing this type of washer can be difficult. If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services

by Lyle W Earned 136,254 community points in Kenmore
December 8th, 2010
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