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Kenmore series 90 washer agitator not working. Replaced lit switch, checked motor coupling. Worked for a while, then started acting up again. Motor is running. Sounds like a chain is being dragged across metal. If jiggle agitator or grab the base and rotate, sometime will engage. Do I need an agitator repair kit, even if the base is not turning too?

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  • batestf Oct 08, 2008

    I hope this is not the problem, but I suspect you are right. Is it worth replacing the gear box or do I need a new washer? I'm broke right now so any quick fix will sure help us out.

    Tom


  • batestf Oct 08, 2008

    Thanks, drcool. I appreciate your quick and direct responses. I've decided to "let go and let God" right now and see what happens. Tom

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You could have a problem with the transmission/gear box.

it is the main mechanical device that is being driven by the motor to convert the rotating motor to the agitating action of the agitator.

you may need to replace the whole gear box.


tnx 4 using fixya,

drcool

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

  • francis rivero Oct 08, 2008

    hi tom,

    i guess a cheap fix would be to go to a salvage yard and get a used gear box to replaced your old one, or if it is still expensive, try to open the gear case and just replace worn out gears that you can find.

    tnx again,

    drcool


  • francis rivero Oct 08, 2008

    ok tom, its up to you,

    can i just make a request, the rating is just as important to us as answering your questions, a helpful rate could still deduct 0.01 points from my rating since i got an 87 already. can i request for a fixya to boost my rating further?

    i will greatly appreciate it.

    tnx in advance, have a nice day.

    drcool


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