bits in the laundry tub

anon125December 13, 2013

our 7 year old kenmore brand washers has started presenting us with little black bits of cork? or felt?
what probably needs changing
thanks

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anon125

someone said it is not broken, just giving off accummulated crud! said to use AFFRESH to wash the tub.
does this sound plausable?
thanks

    Bookmark   December 13, 2013 at 2:33PM
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dadoes

Your machine is a typical Whirlpool-built, direct-drive unit.

It was manufactured in the 5th week of 2004 per the serial number ... coming up on 10 years old.

There's nothing of cork or felt material that would disintegrate into the tub. The diagnosis you were given of accumulated smutz likely is correct.

What are your laundry habits? Cold water? Liquid detergent? Softener?

    Bookmark   December 13, 2013 at 3:26PM
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anon125

thanks you VERY much
wow 10 years old!

    Bookmark   December 13, 2013 at 3:34PM
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anon125

this piece is a bit over an inch long. (now in a plastic bag.)
is there any kind of lining? washer? etc in this model?
thanks for your help

    Bookmark   December 27, 2013 at 5:53PM
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anon125

how do i find the cu foot capacity of this model?

    Bookmark   December 27, 2013 at 11:23PM
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whirlpool_trainee

This might well be gunk from inside your washer. See this video. You can see very similar stuff laying on the inside of the outer basket at 4:40:

Alex

Here is a link that might be useful: YouTube

    Bookmark   December 28, 2013 at 9:10AM
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dadoes

The debris in your picture is not from a deteriorated part of the machine. It's either a piece of cloth or foam or some such that somehow got under the inner drum ... or it's mold/scrud/residue accumulated on the tub and drum. You can continue attacking it with Affresh or other products and hope it'll eventually clear up ... or you can disassemble the machine for direct access to deal with it.

Regards to capacity rating of the machine, full-size units of that design were typically rated 3.0 to 3.2 cu ft.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 1:53PM
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fordtech

It looks like some kind of foam with self stick adhesive tape on one side. Could have come off an insole to pair of tennis shoes? Lots of possibilities

    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 3:46PM
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anon125

thanks guys

    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 4:55PM
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anon125

this was under the washer - now replaced

    Bookmark   January 3, 2014 at 4:30PM
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