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Kenmore 90 Series Washer

My Kenmore model # 110.28912791 90 Series washer just stopped spinning. The unit fills, agitates, and drains, but will not spin.

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  • tlclarey Feb 14, 2009

    Kenmore top load 90 series will go threw cycles but wont spin after water is pumped out just makes racheting noise

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2009

    For some unknown reason, the interior of the washer smells! I keep the lid open but it continues to smell like somethings "wet", mildew. any help? Kenmore 90 series

  • vkasprzak May 11, 2010

    Is there any way I can get a legend to this diagram ASAP and motor parts??!!!



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  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    Kenmore 90 series will not activate fill cycle

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    the unit fills, agitates and drains but will not stop spinning.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Kenmore series 90 will not drain water after washing

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    washer stopped spinning - trying to get back off

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    leaking while filling

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You have a broken lid switch. Its # ll in the diagram. Part # is 3949238. Let me know if you need info on how to replace it, Dave www.washermd.com
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Posted on Dec 17, 2008

  • Chris Lavers Oct 03, 2013

    lid switch was recently replaced. it shuts off unit when it is supposed when opened. unit runs when lid is closed or I depress switch with finger. Is there a water level switch that tells the machine to stop filling?

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Kenmore 90 series model 110.28912791 stops and wont spin

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore 90 series won't agitate, spin or drain

hello there,
If your washer won't spin, check these:

It doesn't pump or spin
It pumps, but doesn't spin
It spins only with the lid closed
It doesn't pump or spin If it doesn't pump water out or spin, check to see if the motor is running, then proceed as follows:

  • If the motor is running, your washer probably has a frozen pump pulley or a broken pump belt. To check the pulley, remove the pump from the washer and try to rotate the pulley manually. If it doesn't turn freely--if it's frozen or stiff--replace it. If the pump belt is broken or looks quite worn, replace it--but be sure to check the pump pulley before you change the belt.


  • If the motor isn't running, the lid switch may be defective. If so, the washing machine can't spin and may not function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.


It pumps, but doesn't spin If your washer pumps out the water but doesn't spin, check these:

  • The lid switch may be defective. If it is, the washing machine doesn't spin. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.


  • The motor coupler may be broken. Many Whirlpool®-manufactured washers use a small, relatively inexpensive motor coupling. It's plastic and rubber and is mounted to the shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time, the coupler wears out and fails. You may need to replace it.


  • A belt may be broken. Many washing machines have one or two belts. If a belt is broken or badly worn, you need to replace it with a genuine belt from the manufacturer. (Some washing machine belts are designed with special characteristics not found in automotive belts.)


  • The clutch may be worn. If your washer is a GE, it may use a clutch to come up to the proper spin speed. As the clutch wears out, it may prevent the unit from spinning well or at all. If the clutch is worn, you need to replace it. For this job, you probably want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician.


  • The drive motor may be defective. Many washer brands use a reversing motor. For agitation the motor runs in one direction, for spinning and draining, the other. It's possible for a motor to burn out in one direction and continue to operate in the other. If this happens, you need to replace the entire motor.


  • The transmission may not be shifting properly. Older washers produced by Whirlpool® have a transmission with an electro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes even partially defective, the unit may drain the water but not spin. This is a complex system, if your washer has a shifter problem, you may want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician to repair it.


  • The spin bearing or basket drive may be worn or seized. These components allow the inner tub to spin freely inside the outer tub. When this is the problem, you usually hear a loud sound during the spin cycle. Call a qualified appliance repair technician.


It spins only with the lid closed For safety, washing machines are made so that they spin only with the lid closed. The lid switch prevents the spinning action when the lid is up.













Drive pulleys The motor or transmission drive pulley may be worn and unable to turn the drive belt. If so, replace the pulley.

Transmission The transmission could have either of these problems:

  • Older washers produced by Whirlpool® have a transmission with an electro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes even partially defective, the unit may not agitate properly or at all.


  • The transmission may have a worn or broken gear, or some other internal problem.


If you suspect a transmission problem, you may have to call a qualified appliance repair technician to repair it. Agitator The inside of the agitator--where the transmission shaft attaches--can become worn, and strip out the spline that allows the agitator to properly grip the shaft. Then the transmission shaft rotates back and forth as it should, but the agitator doesn't move properly. If this happens, you may need to replace the agitator and/or the transmission spline

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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SOURCE: my kenmore 90 series model # 110,c28922790 will not spin

Your motor coupler is broken, its # 13 on the diagram, part # is 285753, you can live chat with me and Ill describe how to install it, hope this helps, dave www.washermd.com

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Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore 80 series won't spin

Some models will agitiate for a couple of minutes even with the lid open. Try listening when you close the lid for a "click". If it is missing you may have a bad lid switch.

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore 80 series top load washing machine won't agitate or spin

defective motor coupling,,replace..onthejob

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore 90 Series Heavy Duty Washer - Agitator doesnt spin

THIS IS A TYPICLE PROBLEM . BETWEEN THE MOTOR & THE TRANSMISSION THERE IS A COLLECTOR ASSEMBY (THREE PIECE
SET) REAL EASY TO GET TOO EASY TO FIX . ALSO COST EFFICENT

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