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I have a problem with clothes covered in lint. Is there any filter I can fit to the washing machine? Bruce

Bruce G. for Model Number 6ALSR7244MW3

ANSWER Hello Bruce, According to the manufacturers, two things cause excessive lint. These are over soaping and washing the clothes too long. I suppose I need to make you aware of a couple of little known facts to clarify. First off, the bubbles don't wash the clothes. If the3 bubbles washed the clothes, the clothes would have to come up out of the water to get the bubbles on them since the bubbles float on top of the water. The bubbles are added to the detergent so the customer will know that soap has been added. You see, the detergent doesn't suds at all. The cleaning is actually done by the utilization of a chemical reaction that is temperature activated. Water below 70°F produces no chemical reaction at all. From 70°F to 80°F, a light chemical reaction is produced. From 80°F to 90°F, a stronger chemical reaction is produced. From 90°F and up, the strongest chemical reaction possible is produced. If too much detergent is added, too much chemical reaction is produced and there isn't enough soil particles to occupy it. This leaves chemical reaction free to actually attack the fabric, producing lint, (wear from the fabric). The second thing is the agitation time. Especially if the unit was over soaped, agitation time will wear the fabric and produce lint. The newer the machine, the stronger the agitation. For this reason, if an old machine is replaced with a new one, the customer has to be made aware of this fact to prevent washing their clothes to death. You see, in an effort to reduce energy consumption, the manufacturers increased the strength of the agitation so the same wash results can be achieved in a shorter time, thus reducing the amount of time the unit is consuming energy. There are no filters available for the washer since the small amount of lint that should be produced is pumped out with the drain water. An excessive amount of lint is an indication that the customer hasn't adjusted the use of the machine and detergent to accommodate a proper wash result. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Monday, November 19, 2012

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