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Kenmore washer 70 series 20702 will not spin or drain

Washer will not spin or drain but you can hear a motor running when attempting to engage the spin cycle

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  • deeray41 Dec 21, 2008

    Thanks, actually, it will drain so the coupler is most likely the problem. Ready to try a fix but can't figure out how to remove the shell. Help! Pictures would be nice.

  • deeray41 Dec 21, 2008

    Thanks kelly, I removed the shell, found the coupler, it was still intact although loose when fitted with the white plastic discs. I refitted the white discs around the black coupler and put the machine back together. Same problem, no spin, It wasn't necessary to tap the coupler back on, it just fit into the shaft. Should I try a new coupler and go from there? If it is not the coupler, then what? The coupler was old but not desintegrated, it had some wear but looked ok.

  • deeray41 Dec 23, 2008

    I'll check for the clicks. Since the coupler is inexpensive, I'm going to replace it and see what happens, If no success, I will relunctantly call an expert.

  • deeray41 Jan 14, 2009

    Thanks, finally located a coupler (metal shaft, not plastic), replaced the broken coupler and the machine is fixed.

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It sounds like your coupler is broken, with the machine unplugged and with help pull the washer out and then tilt it back. look between the motor and the transmition for a back disk sandwiched between 2 white disks. if it is gone then you need to replace the coupler. it is a medium difficulty job, you need to take the shell off in order to do the job.

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    Kelly Smith Dec 21, 2008

    well i cant do pictures but i can talk you through it. ok 1st, look for two screws on the consul were the timer and knobs are. they should be in the corners near were the consul and the top of the machine meet. or if they are not their then they are behind the panel on the back of the consul. once you have those screws out then you can flip open the consul (unplug first). once you have the consul up there are two brass looking clips on either side, take a long screw driver and slide it straight down into the little up curved portion of the clip and then push forward on the screw driver popping the clips out. once those clips are out you can lift the shell away free. once the shell is off take your screw driver and slide off the clips holding the pump on and then the clips holding the motor on. P.S. unclip the top clip from the motor first and when you put it back put the top clip on last. you should see the coupler right their, make sure you have the new one first. just pry the old one off and tap the new one on with a hammer and dowel or something comparable. now reverse these steps and you should be done. kelly

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    Kelly Smith Dec 22, 2008

    when you took the coupler off are you sure there wasn't a crack in it? in the plastic white disks, were the pegs still on the white disks? if the lid switch is fine and you hear click click when you open and shut the lid and the coupler is fine and you hear the motor running the machine should work. if not then you need to call and expert. kelly

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    Kelly Smith Dec 23, 2008

    ok, good idea to replace the coupler. P.S. don't use Sears. kelly

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