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I found your tip on "Not spinning" Oct. 1) helpful. It looks like my clutch is N.G. Any quick suggestions on replacing it? Any tricks? The entire outer sheet metal skin pulled off of my base structural assembly, exposing the guts. Is there anything else I should replace while I am into this? Thanks in advance. Stuts

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The following link explains the steps required to replace the gearcase and clutch assembly on a Kenmore top loader model washer:

I know the link explains how to replace the entire gearcase, but you will need to remove it in order to get to the clutch and brake assemblies. If you are talking about the exterior washer case coming off the base, the link also explains how to re-install the case too. If you are NOT talking about the washer case, then please explain which "sheet metal skin" you are talking about.

When you disassemble the washer, look for signs of oil leakage. It will be honey colored and may be present on the interior sides of the washer casing or directly under the gearcase. If this is the case, I would recommend replacing the gearcase as well. This is generally a tale-tell sign that the gearcase is going bad. In addition, I would recommend you order and replace the motor coupling that's between the gearcase and drive motor. The coupling consists of two plastic pieces and a rubber bushing. This part takes a beating and does require replacement from time to time. It only makes since to replace it now while you have the washer apart, rather than going through the disassembly again later. A new one usually costs about $10. I'm posting an additional link that explains the process of replacing the motor coupling. Make sure you use the part number I provided:

Some of the steps may be a repeat, but I hope to be thorough. I hope all of this information can help you in some way. Let me know if you require additional assistance.

Posted on Oct 26, 2008


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Hi Fixya, I have a Kenmore top load washer Model# 23812100. I have spin issues. I replaced the lid switch and the coupler and the spin cycle is now spinning slow and seems like it wants to spin but...

Make sure that the motor is spinning with correct TORQUE. If this seems good then the washer must SPIN inthe cycle. A loss of RPM can then be due to the clutch slippage as it fails to engage fully to the motor. Best is to check this assmebly and change the spare requied.
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My washer is not spinning

Hello there and thank you for choosing fixya
Normally this problem is due to a worn out drive /basket clutch assembly that has failed this assy is normally should be replaced as a set and not only 1 part because if you only replace the drive but not the clutch then the clutch will soon fail ok so i suggest replacing them as a set
Here is some more info on this below

Quick tips....Slow or no spin....

  1. Lid open.

  2. Lid switch defective. ( Very Common problem )

  3. Lid switch disconnect plug open/burnt.

  4. Clothes between basket and outer tank.

  5. Lint filter caught between the wash basket and outer holding tank.

  6. Wiring harness.

  7. Bad motor capacitor ( How to check )

  8. Weak clutch.

  9. Timer switches. ( possible not allowing the pause required for the transmission to set up to spin )

  10. Motor.

  11. Cam driver on basket drive broken or basket drive weak.

  12. Spin tube.

  13. Notches in drive block worn out and not engaging basket drive shaft.

  14. Broken motor coupling. See Replacing Motor Coupler Page

  15. Read a bit on how the washer works as well.

If your washer will not spin...first thing is to consider if washer is RUNNING and not spinning or NOT RUNNING and not spinning. If the washer is NOT running ( or working intermittently ) check lid switch for continuity. Broken lid switch arm and the lid switch probe should be checked as well. Something NEW to check for when looking at that lid switch. Always a good idea to check for clothing between the tanks as well. Make sure nothing has gone through one of the inner basket holes and is now scrapping or jamming the tub from moving, such items may be a nail, pin, bra under wire.

Read a bit on how the washer works as well.

If washer IS running, remove power and remove cabinet. Use a piece of insulated wire to by-pass the lid switch wires, turn the timer to spin and pull out the knob, push the knob back in and pull it out again. Watch for the clutch drum to turn ( brown section in picture A ). If it is turning but the inner wash tub is not, then more often than not you have a worn clutch lining or a weak spin spring, also the brake may have seized up. If the clutch drum is not turning and washer is not spinning, often the failure is in the transmission gear box. ( see picture B ).


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If this is occurring mostly on heavier loads your clutch may be slipping. If you take a flathead screwdriver and push down the lid switch so the washer will spin with the lid up, grab the inside of the drum. If you can easily stop the drum its most likely a bad clutch. If you tip the washer back and see oil underneath then its probably your transmission leaking oil onto the the clutch causing it to slip (in which case you need transmission and clutch assy). If you see oil I would probably not bother calling a tech it would be a pretty expensive repair.
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I thought I had posted you a solution but not sure if you have gotten it. Anyway here I go again. To inspect your coupling you need to drop the pump and the motor so that you can get a good look at the coupling it consists of 3 pieces. Go to enter model number and click on the first part you see to get additional images. If any of the prongs are broken replace the entire unit. You can call me at 417-926-0106 if you'd like.

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