Kenmore laundry center wont spin model number 417.90862990
I replaced the timer about a year ago and today replaced a burned out lid switch. The agitator wont spin in either the spin cycle or wash mode and i nticed that the motor was getting hot. Just want to know what kind of troubleshooting I can do to verify that my motor is burnt out. When I had the cover out I also observed that the motor is not spinning.
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* Test the lid switch * Inspect the motor coupler * Inspect the drive belt (belt drive only) * Inspect under the washer for soot (clutch) * Test the motor * Inspect the pulley * Test the transmission * Inspect the agitator * Inspect the pump coupling * Test the water level switch For more information regarding this check out this link that describes more about washer troubleshooting... http://acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/washer/diagwasher.php
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It's either the timer is faulty or the lid switch is broken. If it fills and agitates but dos not spin and drain it's the lid switch. If it spins and drains when manually advanced to that setting your timer is bad.
If The washer won't agitate Check to make sure no clothing got wrapped around the agitator. Check the lid switch, timer, and drive belt, other potential causes, such as a bad transmission or bad agitate/spin solenoid, but they are much more involved.
if the washer won't spin, the lid switch, timer, drive belt, transmission, or agitate/spin solenoid could be the cause here as well. Sometimes if the load is unbalanced or too heavy, the washer won't spin. Take some of the clothes out and try the spin cycle again with a lighter load.
Here are the steps to replace the agitator. 1: Take the fabric softener dispenser off and pry off the agitator lid. 2: Use a socket wrench with an extension bar to remove the stud and seal. 3: Remove the agitator top and bottom. 4: Check the agitator clutch assembly (located in the agitator top) for excessive wear. 5: To replace, just reverse the directions.
Either a bad lid switch or a bad direct drive coupling or a bad timer.
Fill the machine with water. In the wash mode observe the agitator. Is it moving back and forth? If no, replace the direct drive coupling.
If yes, it does move back and forth, with the lid closed, advance the timer to the spin cycle. If it does not spin, raise the lid then close the lid. Does it spin? If yes, replace the timer.If no, replace the lid switch..
Timer is defective. Your unit has a netural drain. When finished agitating, the shuts down and then starts up reversing to drain and spin. On the initial reverse start, the water drains without the transmission spinning. After a timed period 3-4 minutes, the timer is supposed to pause, stopping the motor for a few seconds. When the motor stops again, the transmission shift to the spin cycle and when the timer resumes power tothe motor it should spin. You are doing the same thing when you lift the lid...stopping the timer and then the tranny shifts and when you set the lid down, the washer spins. Replace the timer.......
I have seen this on the same model recently, try lifting the lid during the neutral drain and reclose, if it engages spin then. then most likely your timer is bad too. The timer after two minutes of "neutral drain" will stop the motor (same effect as lid sw) then restart after a pause with spin/drain. this pause shifts the transmission to its next cycle which is spin. I found burned contacts in timer. Your timer list price is over $100 but easy to replace
I know this is an old post but, the most common reason this problem happens is because the timer fails to advance to the next cycle. There is a complicated escapement linkage between the timer motor and the timer cam inside the switch that likes to screw up. It usually burns off one of the sets of points so you can still have fill but no spin or fill and spin but no agitate. The most common set of points to burn off would probably be the set that relates to the spin cycle as the most amperage is flowing to the motor while under the strain of spin cycle. Remedy? Get a new timer switch probably about $50.00 American