Kenmore model 110.82873820 - periodically eats little holes in knit
shirts, etc. I'm guessing they get into the agitator mechanism
Any hope of repair? - it's an old machine; perhaps I should just
buy new? Gail
I have a Bosch front loader that I love and swear by, with one exception. If
I do a small load the detergent sometimes foams and comes out the door. Is
there detergent for front loaders that is low foaming?
You should be using a HE detergent. Tide and a few others make them but the
liquid tide foams a bit much. If doing a small load use a tiny amount.
Your clothes will still get clean because not much water goes into a tiny
Don't be too hasty in replacing this KM top-loader, even though
it's a 1988. Most reliable, reasonably priced machine on the market
Rub an old pair of pantyhose around the inside of the tub, including
the agitator and its edges. This is a good way to find the sharp spot
that's causing the damage. You'll feel the hosiery catch on whatever's
causing the problem. I'd bet on a burr or sharp spot on the agitator.
It doesn't take much of a burr to catch knits.
Don't buy a front-loader. While they do a great job and use less
resources, I'm regularly seeing bearing failure at 5-7 years - or less
- and that's a terrible ROI.
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New Albany, PA
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