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Offline jojo1234

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washer spins but clothes come out soaking wet
« on: January 30, 2014, 07:14:31 AM »

I have an 8 year old Magic Chef heavy duty washer that  is leaving my clothes soaking wet after the final spin. I really can't afford to buy a new one, any ideas as to what the problem might be?

Thanks

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Re: washer spins but clothes come out soaking wet
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2014, 07:28:55 AM »

  Model number???

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Re: washer spins but clothes come out soaking wet
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2014, 07:06:15 PM »
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Re: washer spins but clothes come out soaking wet
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2014, 09:34:11 PM »

  Does it spin at all or is it just spinning too slowly?

Eric

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Re: washer spins but clothes come out soaking wet
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2014, 07:11:47 AM »
It spins fast, not slow

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Re: washer spins but clothes come out soaking wet
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2014, 09:11:06 AM »

  I don't understand. It spins normally but clothes are soaking wet? Is there water in the tub when it stops spinning? Is it not spinning as long as usual?

Eric

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Re: washer spins but clothes come out soaking wet
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2014, 09:49:01 AM »
In the spin cycle the washer has a limited amount of time to pump out and spin. So if the washer takes too long to pump out then there is not enough time left to achieve high speed spin. Fill the tub with water and set it to the spin cycle and time how long it takes to get rid of the water. Should be 90 seconds or less. Then watch it for the rest of the spin cycle and make sure the washer is not spraying water on the clothes.Once these two things are eliminated then maybe the tub is not spinning as fast as you think.

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Re: washer spins but clothes come out soaking wet
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2014, 04:46:44 PM »
no there is no water left in the tube after spinning, only wet clothes. It normally spins for about 5 minutes, I will try your suggestion of filling the tub and timing how fast it spins and get back to you. Thanks for the info.

Joanne

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Re: washer spins but clothes come out soaking wet
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2014, 05:04:57 PM »
I figured it out, it took 65 seconds for the washer to empty out, but when it spins, only the agitator is moving, not the tub.

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Re: washer spins but clothes come out soaking wet
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2014, 05:31:04 PM »

  Bad transmission. Time for a new washer.

Eric

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Re: washer spins but clothes come out soaking wet
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2014, 05:37:50 PM »
I was hoping you weren't going to say that...thank you so much for your help.

Joanne

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Re: washer spins but clothes come out soaking wet
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2014, 07:51:09 PM »
Considering the quality of the new generation of washers.... you may want to consider a new transmission if the cost isn't outrageous.  It isn't a difficult job to replace a transmission.  That and a new clutch will make your washer seem brand new.

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Re: washer spins but clothes come out soaking wet
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2014, 06:48:56 AM »
ok thank you.

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Re: washer spins but clothes come out soaking wet
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2014, 07:31:45 AM »
.... you may want to consider a new transmission if the cost isn't outrageous.  It isn't a difficult job to replace a transmission.  That and a new clutch will make your washer seem brand new.

  This ain't no Whirlpool direct drive, it's a Maytag Performa design. No clutch, requires removal of inner/outer tubs, not the typical DIY job like the Whirlpool. New transmission is $300.

Eric

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Offline jojo1234

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Re: washer spins but clothes come out soaking wet
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2014, 08:20:48 AM »
ok thanks Eric...I guess it's time for a new washer!