Why are my clothes still soaking?
March 25, 2013 9:37 AM Subscribe
My washing machine (a top-loading Maytag Centennial similar to this one
, about 3-5 years old, I'd guess) sporadically leaves clothes dripping wet after the whole cycle's done. Other times, it works perfectly and spins the load to a much more reasonable level of dampness.
posted by wolfnote to home & garden (9 answers total)
I bought it from a used appliance store last summer and when I first noticed the issue, they sent out a repair guy who made sure the machine was level and ran a sample load that worked fine. The problem came back pretty soon after that.
The sink it's draining into does not back up. The motor that does the spinning is not suspect because about 75% of my laundry loads are perfect. I've tried doing smaller loads and that decreased the frequency of the problem, but didn't get eliminate it.
My normal settings are warm wash/cold rinse, fabric softener added, normal setting, regular soil level, and extra rinse off. All these settings are negotiable if it fixes the problem.