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Kenmore Washing Machine leaking water and won't spin dry

When my washing machine goes through a regular wash during the last cycle it does not spin dry the clothes well, instead the clothes are still wet. It does spin dry on Permanent Press and Heavy. This morning I went to wash and I noticed about 3 inches of water in the wash tub, I hear it leaking wating into the wash tub?

I have had this machine for a long time and never any trouble.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: wet clothes after spin cycle

When the clothes are wet at the end of a cycle, check these:

Motor coupler
Spin cycle
Siphoning
Water-inlet valve
Motor coupler To test the motor coupler, re-start the washer in its spin cycle. Let the machine run for a minute, and then open the lid and notice whether the tub is spinning: 

  • If it's spinning when you lift the lid, the coupler is fine.


  • If it isn't spinning--and your machine was produced by Whirlpool®--you may have a broken coupler. Many Whirlpool-made washers use a small, relatively inexpensive device called a motor coupling. This plastic-and-rubber component is mounted to the shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time, the coupler wears out and fails. When that happens, you need to replace it completely.


Spin cycle If the washer doesn't reach its proper spin speed, the clothes may be too wet at the end of a cycle. Check to be sure the load is properly balanced and run a spin cycle again. If the clothes are still wet, you may have a worn or loose belt (Maytag®), a worn clutch (GE®/Hotpoint®), or a worn motor pulley or tub bearing. Replace the applicable component. 

Alternatively, there could be clothes caught between the inner and outer tubs. Read the "It spins but won't pump" section of the "It won't drain" section. Also, there could be other things that cause friction on the drive train. Seek the assistance of a qualified appliance repair technician.

Siphoning If the water that pumps from the machine goes right back into the machine after the spin cycle, it may be because your washer is siphoning the water from a laundry tub with a slow drain, back into the washer. Try to improve the draining of the laundry tub. (Is there something stuck in the drain?) Also, be sure the drain hose doesn't reach more than about 4 inches into the laundry tub. If it does, cut off the excess.

Water-inlet valve Water-inlet valves eventually fail. One problem that may develop with a water-inlet valve is that it can no longer completely shut off when the electricity is turned off to it. Then, the valve may leak and drip water into the clothes tub--you may notice that your washer has water in it when you haven't used it for a few days. To fix this, replace the valve. 

Posted on May 05, 2009

gittos73
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SOURCE: Not draining

it will be the pump they have a small fan inside them they get weak and with the pressure of the water they stop spinning which doesnt push your the water through the motor fast enough to drain properly replace and you will see the difference

Posted on Aug 22, 2007

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SOURCE: clothes soaking wet after cycle completed

looks like you washer is not spinning your clothes out and maybe not agitate them either. Start your machine normaly on heavy load, watch it and check if it fill and moves back then drains and goes into a spin.. if water is still in the machine then you may have something stuck in the drain. If it fulls and drains then you may have a motor or control problem. If its still under warranty you will need to call authorized repair service or authorized frigidaire service. if not under warranty and you want to repair it yourself let us know and we can help.

Posted on Sep 15, 2007

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SOURCE: Washer spins but not enough to extract water from clothes or tub.

Check your exit hose spigot, it may be clogged. This is if your filter is all clean. There should be air for passage in the standpipe behind. Your hose should not fit airtight into the standpipe and neither too deep into it. Snaking out your standpipe would be good too.

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Posted on Dec 31, 2007

SOURCE: washing machine broken, kenmore model 110.92274100

I have the same problem as posted on mar 30, 08. seems like the clutch will not engage, the motor turns but the drum won't spin (wash. move). would you give us follow -up instructions for clutch & gear case on how to replace it.

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

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