Question about Kenmore 23822 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Does not spin

My Kenmore 80 Series Washer does not spin, but it pumps out water. What can I do to fix it?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 550 Answers

There is a coupling between the motor and gearbox, that fails.
it is a simple repair, and well worth trying

remove cabinet

  • pop off edge trims from control console
  • remove screwss from under edge trim
  • slide console forward and up ~1inch
  • flip the console over the back of the washer, the hinges are plastic and a little fragile
  • remove brass clips holding cabint inplace remember how they fit
  • lift cabinet ~1inch and remove forward
repair coupling
  • motor gearboxpump is at front bottom center
  • remove lock screw from clip holding pump to motor
  • remove two spring clips
  • pull pump off motor and swing sideways on hoses, tie off to left with a string
  • remove lock screw from clip holding motor to gearbox
  • remove two spring clips
  • pull motor off rubber coupling
  • pull nylon spider off gearbox shaft
  • pull nylon spider off motor shaft
  • install new spiders to shafts. Use a hammer to strike a wooden dowel on the center of the spider, dont hit the legs of the spider they break off

    Note the new coupling spiders have metal centers to stop further breakage, common fault
  • turn gearbox spider 1 leg up two legs down
    turn motor spider , 2 leg up 1 leg down so the spiders will interlock
  • install new rubber coupling on gearbox spider, install motor on coupling.
reassemble all clips and screws in reverse order
reassemble case in reverse order
on reassemble ensure plastic level sensing hose is not dislodged from water level switch body

takes longer to type than to do the repair
at parts store "Kenmore gearbox coupling" will get the correct part

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Washer won't drain or spin


you need to check the water pump... it may be clogged with detergent or something to that effect.. or just replace the pump itself..

Oct 11, 2009 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Machine agitates but doesnt spin or pump out water


you will need lid switch 285671.. whirlpoolpartssurplus.com

Jun 24, 2009 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Kenmore 80 Series washer wont spin or drain at end of cycle


POST ME THE MODEL NUMBER. AND ALWAYS POST MODEL NUMBERS WHEN NEEDING ASSISTANCE PLEASE:)))

Apr 17, 2009 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Kenmore washer 80 series misses spin during wash.


You may need to replace the motor coupling between the pump and motor...

Apr 07, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

2 Answers

Doesn't spin all the water out


sounds like the coupler that connects the motor to the transmission is going bad.  A $20 part

Mar 30, 2009 | Kenmore 24902 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

KENMORE SERIES 80 WASHER


There is three things on this machine that concern me. Last week I rebuilt a series 80 and it did the same thing, mostly on perm press. It turned out the timer was fine and the mechanical had not been rebuilt in years. Because of this the motor could not spin fast enough to fling the water plus the pump was leaking. I need three things from you. Is leaking water and oil when looking under the machine, does the motor hum loud even when functioning normally and when its spinning lift the lid, is it still rotating after a quick count to 7? Drop me a line I would like to help.
Sears Tech Too

Sep 07, 2008 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore 23822 Top Load Washer Logo

142 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Washing Machines Experts

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Jesus  Colon
Jesus Colon

Level 1 Expert

12 Answers

Fred Sops

Level 2 Expert

271 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...