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Kenmore Series 80 Washer goes through all cycles but will not agitate or spin.

Everything else works great. Just started doing this a day ago. Will go through all the cyles as if it's spinning and agitating, even makes the sounds as if so, but will not agitate or spin. What's the problem and how do we fix it? Thanks.

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Hi thanks for the question The part that has broken, is called the drive coupling . located between the motor & clutch. replace that part thanks the appliance doc

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Kenmore 80 series washer won't spin or agitate


check to make sure the belt hasn't come off. if it's direct drive make sure the shaft is working and moving freely. if all of these check out the motor that turns everything my be stuck, frozen up or just bad all together.

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I just replaced the transmission on my Kenmore 80. No agitation


your motor turns one way for the spin cycle and the other way for agitate. remove the coupler and test it that way.

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Bottom part of agitator does not work, i replaced the clutch dogs two weeks ago for the top part. kenmore series 80


This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

There are a number of Series 80 design washers. You'll need the actual model number to better check for the problem.

First, I'd remove the top agitator (as you've already done), then I'd remove the main agitator.

Under it you will see a clip and what Whirlpool calls a "washer". The "washer has two prongs, one fits into the main agitator shaft drive and the other fits in the lower agitator. If one or the other of the prongs is broken, the agitator most likely wont. I'd also look inside the main agitator to see if the ridges are broken off.

I'd then start the washer on it's smallest cycle and see if the main agitator shaft turns back and forth. If it doesn't and the washer goes through it's drain and spin cycles, the problem is likely in the transmission itself with what they call the agitate gear and / or agitate cams.

Please see the Whirlpool / Kenmore PDF document on installation, maintenance and operation of direct drive washers.

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6?OpenView&Start=1

This is a Whirlpool document with parts lists for their commercial washers (basically the same as the consumer models)

If the problem is in the transmission, although it looks complicated, it really isn't that bad if you have a moderate level of mechanical ability.




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Spin cycle is not working right,


This is a problem in your transmission. Not Good!

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Kenmore 80 series only 3 yrs old, won't, spin and the agitator appears to be stripped


your agitator dogs are stripped there about $10.00,remove cap to replace. easy,need 1/2 to 3/8 adapter or 7/16 socket depending on model. and your coupler is broken about $20.00 its what runs yous washer its like your belt under neath between motor and transmission , less cloths max water will stop it from happening again

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This is usally a timer problem that is shorted

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Your transmission is not engaging thats why the speed changes your making will sometimes get it to work.Honestly any machine after the 10 year age mark is not worth the cost of replacing the transmission.

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