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black streaks and stains left on my cloths after washing

I have a ten year old Kenmore front end loading washing machine. Model #417.42142100, Ser.# XC20903109. In the past couple of weeks it has been making louder then usual sounds and it realy sounds bad during the spin cycles. It was still doing a good job washing the clothes.
This past Saterday 05/14/20011, I washed a load of dark clothes and when I the load out I didn't notice any thing wrong. It was not tell after I had washed a load of white clothes that I noticed a lot of black streaks and stains on my white clothes.As I was folding and putting the first load of dark clothes away I then took a better look at my dark clothes and saw more black streaks and stains on them as well.
I was wondering what might cause the black streaks. Maybe a messed up gasket and or seal or a broken pump or something.
The washer has new springs, shocks, hoses, catch basin and timer clock.
Is it something worth fixing or is it a lost cause?
Thank you for your help and time

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A washer is supposed to clean you clothes not ruin them. So I understand that this situation can be frustrating. Below I have attached some links that may help you out. I hope these links are useful!
by Manage My Life
May 16th, 2011
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Thank you!
by Manage My Life
May 16th, 2011
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Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.

I know how frustrating it can be when appliances do not function properly.

The dark stains on your clothing may be caused by your clothing rubbing against the door boot. This is most often caused by mildew buildup on the boot.

The noise you are hearing is most likely a bearing issue. You can replace the bearings which are part of the rear tub. The cost of the rear tub is around $180.00. When performing an outer tub replacement, be aware that your washer's spin basket may need to be replaced as well. There is no way of knowing whether or not the basket is needed until it is taken out and examined, but it is very likely. The spin basket is covered under a limited lifetime warranty, but only when installed by a Sears technician. The cost of the basket to you is about $220.00.

Here is a link to your model


. You may use this for parts purchase or to view a parts breakdown.

Installing the outer tub replacement is an advanced repair that requires you to completely dismantle your washer. Due to the difficulty of this repair it is usually performed by a service technician. 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

. I highly recommend that you let a trained service technician complete this repair.

I am including an image below that will demonstrate how to gain access to and replace the tub and basket.

Always unplug or de-energize electrical equipment before removing covers or attempting service. Be careful and wear appropriate hand protection when working around sharp metal parts.

As to whether or not this repair is worth the cost, time, and aggravation, in my opinion considering the age of the washer it is not.

I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.

Thanks again for using Manage My Life.

by Manage My Life
May 18th, 2011
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I will try to be more specific as far as model # and type of problem, most of the anwers are for fron loading model ours is a top loading model.

Thank You.

by Manage My Life
February 13th, 2013
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