The Kenmore 110 Series is an easy to use home Washing machine created by Kenmore.

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Why are the clothes still very heavy and wet after the spin

Our washer makes a loud noise during the spin cycle and does not seem to spin as much water out of our clothes as it use to. Clothes are heavy and wet. I have to wash very small loads and spin several times. Model number for our washer is 22442100.

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My model # is 110.27102310. Do these solutions apply to this model?

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If I continue to use the washing machine when I have this wet clothes problem, will I be doing further damage to the machine? It is in a very tight location, so having it serviced will require removing a bookshelf and the dryer from the area before the washer can be examined.

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@hksanders no you will not but you are not doing yourself or the dryer a favor. the wetter the clothing the tougher it is on the dryer. Eventually you will have to get it fixed anyway....

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My first guess would be a clogged drain hose.

Belt, Water Pump

If the washer won't drain the pump belt might have broken or might have worn out. Check the belt and replace if it shows signs of excessive wear.

Drain Pump

If the washer won't drain water the drain pump might be defective. It's also common for a small sock or other article of clothing to get caught in the drain pump or in the drain hose. Check both for an obstruction before replacing the pump.

Clogged Pump or Hose

If the washer won't drain there might be a clogged pump or hose. It's common for small socks or other small clothing items to get into the water drain system and clog the hose leading to the pump or the pump itself. Remove the hoses from the pump in order to remove the article of clothing. Keep in mind that any water in the washer will pour out of the hoses when removed.

Drive Belt

If the washer won't drain, should check the drive belt. If the belt is broken or if it isn't tight on the pulleys the washer won't drain properly, if at all.

Lid Switch Assembly

If the washer won't drain the lid switch assembly might be defective. This is a very common problem. The lid switch assembly can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any electrical switches with an Ohm meter for continuity. The switches should have continuity according to their design.

Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly

If the washer won't drain the door lock assembly should be checked. The door lock can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any switches on the door lock with an Ohm meter. The switches should have continuity according to their design.

Drain Hose

If the washer won't drain water check the drain hose. Be sure the hose did not get kinked behind the washer. Also, remove the hose from the pump and check it for obstructions.

Coin Trap

If the washer won't drain the coin trap may be clogged. This washer is equipped with a device near the water pump called a coin trap. The purpose of this device is to trap any foreign materials that make their way down the drain. Normally, the coin trap can be accessed through an access panel. It is designed with the homeowner in mind and is normally easy to clean out.

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How do you get to the drain? Or coin catcher? Hose is clog free

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This answer fails to discuss why wet clothes even in the event that the washer spins and water drains effectively. Please respond to why this might occur.

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Jason - usually an overloaded machine. Or it's not really spinning up to par or draining well. You can have partial blocks.

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Jason Piombino anytime you have a machine that does not spin as should, you will not remove as much water from your laundry. A loose belt or a slipping clutch will prevent the spinning from being effective. The washer may spin, but not with enough torque to actually be effective.

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I seem to have the same issue as Jason... would you suggest replacing the pump belt or the drive belt. or??

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GENERALASTION FOR MOST MODELS AND BRANDS OF WASHERS. NOT MODEL OR BRAND SEPECIFIC! f your washer drains all the water out before it starts to spin then when its time for it to spin the water out of the clothes and it spins but still leaves the clothes heavy with water and dripping

Then the belt maybe worn/stretched and not adequately getting all the water out of the clothes due to slipping. The heavier the load the less effective a worn belt or motor is. In some cases it may not spin at all or irractically. Worst case scenario the motors wore out and result is the same. Heavy or dripping with water clothes. With power cord unplugged remove belt. Use caution when working on machine there are lots of sharp edges and hardware. If the belt comes off very easily most likely the belt is your problem . or if belts inside edge is glossy, cracked, frayed, or looks burnt looking. Then try a new belt. ( important you use exact replacement belt. Do not improvise. To tight a belt will burn up motor to loose and it still wont spin out water). If it were the pump it wouldnt drain or pump water out of the tub. In that case the pump or lines in or out of pump may be blocked with a small clothing item or sludgeblocked . remove clamps from hose lines and take off hoses and check for blockage or clothing( prepare for water spillage wih towels and be sure water inlet lines are cut off and electrical plug is disconnected) , then remove pump look in water hose necks for clothing*stuck in impeller blades. Some models you can remove impeller from pump. If so do that and check for blockage and remove if any found. If not carefully pull clothing out with needle nose pliers. Be sure impeller turns freely then reassemble in reverse. Before reassemblying panels mop up or towel up water spillage. This makes it easier to spot leaks and to avoid shock hazard . Now turn on water inlets , reinsert drainhose in drain line, and plug in Power cord. Next test for leaks by test running machine on small load. If no leaks replace panels

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What has been forgotten out of the list, is the drive block. Our washer still had wet clothes. It seemed to be spinning. I checked the hoses, drains, belt, drain pump and all were fine. The final check was to spin up the basket. When I put slight pressure on it, (do at your own risk and know what you are doing), it stopped spinning. The drive block below the agitator was stripped.

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