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Kenmore 70 top load washer - Black Streaks!
« on: June 01, 2011, 07:07:49 AM »
Hi-  I believe this is less than 5 years old, came as part of a house purchase.  It leaves black streaks on white towels and sheets, my wife is tearing her hair out over her nice towels and sheets!  Any ideas what is causing this?  

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Re: Kenmore 70 top load washer - Black Streaks!
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2011, 10:10:44 AM »
Take the agitator out and apart. Look for fabric softener buildup.
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Re: Kenmore 70 top load washer - Black Streaks!
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2011, 03:01:33 PM »
Thanks JW.  I assume I will be able to figure out how to remove and take apart the agitator without too much head scratching?  (If i am guessing, it will be a bolt under the cap at top of agitator).   

This washer is actually located in a little cottage on an island accessible only by boat, about 4 hours from us.  I'll be down there next during the week of July 12th and will give this a try and let you know how it turns out after that! 

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Re: Kenmore 70 top load washer - Black Streaks!
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2011, 03:31:14 PM »
Wow a cottage on an island only accessible by boat? Cool. Gotta take along plenty of bevs and chips. When do we leave?

Video:How to get into the machine down to the tub seal.

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Re: Kenmore 70 top load washer - Black Streaks!
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2011, 06:01:13 PM »
I did a service call on an island, owner came and picked me up at the marina.  Too bad it was the middle of December, but I got to enjoy the boat ride!
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Re: Kenmore 70 top load washer - Black Streaks!
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2011, 08:12:22 AM »
The island has a store with beer and chips  -   although a tad above Wal-Mart prices to say least, so we usually come heavily supplied (and then supplement when we invariably run out). 

Thanks for the cool video JW. Just for clarification, you are only recommending that I take out/apart/clean the agitator and not to dismantle all the way to tub seal removal as shown in video, correct?

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Re: Kenmore 70 top load washer - Black Streaks!
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2011, 09:51:46 AM »
Well I cannot imagine what is in there that is causing the black streaks so ya gotta keep taking stuff out till you find the cause.  Since it is on an island it might have sand in the pump too and that could cause trouble.
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