Question about Washing Machines
Originally, It was stuck on the spin cycle. It would buzz, then stop- wait a minute then do it again without spinning. It did this for hours before I noticed. After bailing the water and removing the clothes I was able to play with it and get it to spin. I would fill with water, spin and pump a couple of cups of water out of the tub while it spinned. But, when I put the load back in all it would do is buzz. Now it will not do any of the cycles.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It sounds like you have a motor coupling that has gone bad. Most of the Kenmore top loaders that I'm familiar with are direct drive machines. Which means, they use a motor coupling between the electric drive motor and transmission to run. If you are in the habit of doing heavy loads like comforters, blankets and jeans this can put a heavy burden on the motor coupler and wear it out faster. The coupler is designed to take the burden of the punishment in order to protect the transmission and drive motor and it is common for them to wear out. The coupler is fairly easy to replace and usually runs about $15. It is located inside the machine between the drive motor and transmission under the wash tub. You would have to remove the outside machine casing, the water pump and drive motor to get to it, though. Make sure the machine is unplugged before attempting any repairs involving removal of the drive motor. If you are not mechanically inclined, you may want to seek the aid of a repairman. I hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 29, 2007
If it spins the balance is okay. Check out your filter now. And then the pump (after the spigot prob below)
Check your exit hose spigot, it may be clogged. This is if your filter is all clean. There should be air for passage in the standpipe behind. Your hose should not fit airtight into the standpipe and neither too deep into it. Snaking out your standpipe would be good too.
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Posted on Jan 06, 2008
sounds as if you have abad contact in the timer
advance the timer to a different spin cycle and see if it spins
then bo back to where it stops
if it will spin in the other spin cycles but not where it stops the the timer will need to be changed
Posted on Apr 21, 2008
Check your belt it may be lose. A lose belt will cause a squealing noise and the machine spin slower or take time to come up to full speed
Posted on Oct 09, 2009
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