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Old 12-18-2009, 11:09 AM
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Model Number: KAWE670B   Brand: Kitchen Aid   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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I have a Kitchen Aid clothes washer that does not spin the clothes as dry as it should. I ran the washer with the lid open and noted that it dumped in some fresh water for a fraction of a second towards the very end of the final spin cycle. No wonder the loads come out wetter than they should. I reran the final spin cycle and watched as it dumped in water for 2-3 seconds midway during the spin cycle and then another short fraction-of-a-second burst just before the very end of the cycle.

What would cause this? Any ideas? Thanks.


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The machine is supposed to add water at the beginning of the spin in order to help get rid of soap suds/scum. If it is adding at the end then the timer is likely the problem.

Before you replace it take off the pump and make sure there is no obstruction in the hoses from and to the pump and the pump itself.
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