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I believe the pump on my Kenmore washer is out

My wife called and said the washer (front-load) would not spin. I took a look at it, and it tumbles, but right before spin cycle, when it should be draining, it doesn't drain or spin.

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  • chisholmiv Sep 12, 2008

    After seeing that it tumbled but did not spin, I guessed that maybe the water pump wasn't working. I gave it a tap with my screwdriver, and it immediately began draining, and subsequently started the spin cycle. I have washed a few loads since then, with no problems. My guess is that something had clogged the pump and since it could not pass the drain cycle, it would not get into the spin cycle.



    Thanks for your suggestion.

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Sounds like a bad transmission. Does the motor spin when it should be draining or spinning?

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