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Slow spin No matter which spin cycle is selected, the spin speed is slow. So slow that things are still wet after the cycle. Have not looked yet to see if this thing has a belt -- I will look at that first. Would a bad motor lead to slow apin? Could the dial/control cause a slow spin? -- Thanks

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SOURCE: Kenmore Front Loading Washer Slow Final Spin Cycle

out balance are water still in tub will do that try cleaning out the pump filter under the panel at the bottom of the washer some have a big white looking screw you turnit remove filter if there water in it it will flow to the floor so have something to catch it with

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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SOURCE: washer won't spin fast, only slow

tyr removing the lower acees panel from the uint , ther is a "button trap" located there to catch debris from entering pump assy, chances are its clogged and if it cant drain all the water it wont go into high speed spin, also you MUST use an HE detergent. HE detergent specifically designed for front loading washers

Posted on Apr 29, 2008

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SOURCE: model 110 washer will not go into a final high speed spin.

is it top load or front loader kenmore what

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

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SOURCE: My Kenmore Elite washer spins to slow cauisng the

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.
IF the problem is with the clutch only it may be worth repairing but to replace the clutch you will have to remove the pump, motor, transmission, and the clutch mounts on top. The other less common possibility could be a bad drive block under the inner tub. hope this helps. _MJ_

Posted on Jan 28, 2010

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