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Won't spin clothes dry... possibly bad wiring??

I started a load around noon and when I came home (hours later around 6pm) the machine was making noise like it was still spinning, but when I looked in, the drum was just sitting there and the clothes were soaking wet. It would tumble the clothes left to right a few times, but when it was supposed to spin real fast it just sat there and made noise and never stopped. My husband took off the back panel and spun the drum and moved the wires. We decided it was the wires since it worked when he?d hold them down. He unplugged them to see if they were dirty or not connected right and when he plugged them back in it wouldn't spin again. As far as the wiring goes, what do we check first? Or do we just need all new wiring (is that something easier to just buy all new of, like a kit sort of thing) and how much would than run us?

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  • Candice Charlson Nov 09, 2006

    Also, someone else mentioned a rest button... could that possibly be something to try - if so, where do I find that on the machine?

  • Candice Charlson Nov 10, 2006

    It is not 417, it's 026. It spun fast when he would push in 2 plug the wires were in, so he pulled them out and put them back in and then it wouldn't go. Would that still be a draining issue? I saw a black container looking thing connected to the hose, is that were a clog might be, or is it more likely to be further up in the hose before that or after?

  • Candice Charlson Nov 10, 2006

    Removing the drain boot - do I do that from the front or back of the machine? I'm assuming it's easier from the front because it's closer. (that's the view in this picture) There's a screw and a few green wire clips... what do I need to take off to remove it?

  • Candice Charlson Nov 11, 2006

    We found a drill bit on the bottom of the boot, nothing real dirty or anything that would cause a clog, we flushed the hose and nothing was in that, but when we put it all back together it worked fine. I've done 3 loads and it's been alright.

  • ralajabr Aug 24, 2008

    washer spin when washing after it drains it don't spin



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Perfect timing for the above problem and solution. My front loading Kenmore model 417.4104200 would, during the final spin time, tumble in one direction a few times then stop and reverse tumble and repeat the cycle until the cycle completed. There would be no abnormal sounds during this time. The drum would not spin at either normal or high speed. The one sentence in the comments from 'catriver' that saved me was, "This model will not go into high spin if the pressure switch detects there is water in the tub." Sure enough there was still very wet towels in the tub. I checked the water pump and found a paper clip which was preventing the pump from pulling the water from the tub. Once the clip was removed, the spin function began performing fine. If I were to do this again, I would try to avoid removing the rubber bellows. It turned out fairly difficult to re-install after I removed and cleaned it. Replacing the clamps without the correct tool was the problem. It looks like the pump can be removed and cleaned out with the bellows still attached.

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Casa, make sure your model number starts with 417.43042 otherwise this post is trash. First have your husband drop the bottom panel and check the drain pump for debris, coins, etc. This model will not go into high spin if the pressure switch detects there is water in the tub. There was also a service flash out on this model regarding the timer not advancing. This had to do with electrical noise generated by the opening and closing of the timer contacts. This sent corrupt signals to the motor controller and the washer would stall in cycle. They corrected this problem by adding 3 jumpers to the motor controller. Part 134306000. My feeling is that you have a pump drain issue, but it's hard to tell without being back.

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    Ron Marek Nov 10, 2006

    Casa, good pictures, the board is the motor control board. I would still remove the drain boot from the pump and see if there is anything in the impeller or boot back.


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I have this very issue on the final spin of the regular wash cycle. Tub will not go into high speed spin because there is water in the tub. Select a different cycle and no problem pumping and spinning. Why is my washer not high speed spinning on the regular wash cycle but it will on the other 2 cycles?

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