Question about Kenmore 23822 Top Load Washer
The washer stopped spinning mid cycle. Now it won't spin or agitate. There is some water in the bottom of the tub as well
I have this washer and it did the same thing. Turned out that it was the agitator mode switch -- the one for normal agitation, heavy duty and so on. The switch developed an open circuit, which stops the machine cold. I say forget the lid switch because this is a machine that agitates when the lid is open, gotta love it. I replaced the mode switch in about 15 minutes at a cost of about $30 or so and that was that.
Posted on Nov 13, 2012
Check rubber drive connector on yhe back of the motor or if machine is still full of water check lid switch.
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
sounds like may be in clutch see if you can help the tub start spinning when trying in spin setting...if trying to turn or turns some and stops most likey clutch slipping
Posted on Sep 03, 2007
you may find that the motor is not going because of faulty capacitor or faulty timer
remove the motor from machine and try running with no loadif it works them maybe the pump is jammed or worse still gearbox is faulty
Posted on Jan 28, 2008
If the problem is just the agitator not working, but everything else does, you may just have a worn agitator cam assembly, worn agitator dogs, loose agitator bolt, or all of the above. The following link explains what agitator dogs are and how to access them:
Whirlpool manufactured washers (such as Kenmore) use a split agitator design. The top half is known as the "auger, while the lower half is the agitator. Between the two pieces is a cam assembly, with small teflon teeth known as "dogs". There's also an agitator bolt that holds the entire assembly to the center post.
If the auger (top half of the agitator) is slipping, I would suspect the dogs or cam assembly need to be replaced. The part number for the dogs is included in the link I provided. For a little more you can purchase the entire cam assembly which includes the dogs, the cam, the cam seal and thrust bearing.
If the entire agitator appears loose or slipping, check the agitator bolt to ensure it is tight. DO NOT overtighten as this can restrict movement of the agitator or damage it. Tighten until snug.
Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following websites:
All these sites are reputable and offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I listed also include helpful exploded view parts diagrams to assist you in locating and properly identifying the parts you need. If you do not wish to order parts on line, use the part numbers from the Sears website and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer. These parts are commonly sold as part of their in-store inventory.
NOTE: Other causes can include a broken motor coupling, bad gearcase (transmission), or worn clutch assembly. It does not sound like the problem is associated with any of these components however.
If the motor coupling were bad, the washer would not spin at all (whether you held the agitator or not), but would still have the ability to drain.
If the gearcase (transmission) were bad, the washer would either not spin, or may spin with assistance (meaning, if you gave the drum a spin by hand to get it started).
If the clutch were bad, the symptoms would be similiar to that of the gearcase and the tub would probably also have problems stopping.
This problem sounds like it may only be associated with an agitator that could be loose, causing an off balance tub. Read through the information provided and let me know if you have any questions. I hope this is helpful to you.
Posted on May 28, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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