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I have a Kenmore 70 series washer that won't spin

I have Kenmore washer model # 110.20702990 that won't agitate or spin. I have replaced the coupler based on other posts, but that did not work. I can see the motor is working based on running the washer in spin cycle and seeing the rotating wheel. It will start to slowly spin the tub, but doesn't fully engage. Thanks

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  • matt1211 Dec 30, 2008

    Is there another name for the transmission? I was unable to locate it on the schematics....

  • bwbacon Feb 01, 2009

    I have the same problem...almost. If I use a small screwdriver to kick on the lid switch, then give the basket a clockwise twirl to get it started, it will catch and come up to speed. When I quickly closed the lid the spin will continue. This leads me to believe that a clutch is slipping and by my helping to get it going, it will eventually catch. But oddly, this only occurs after a couple of washes; it's only after a couple of loads will the spin refuse to spin.

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I am read your posts trying to find a solution to my washer problem my washer fills drains but will not agitate or spin it appears the lid switch is good and the coupler is good. what do yu think the


It sounds like the clutch has gone in the base of the machine. You need a service engineer.

The lid switch is there to make it impossible to have the lid open when the machine is spinning. Opening the lid when the machine is spinning puts the breaks on the clutch. There was a case of a child last year who poked an object into the catch so he could watch the machine spin. He put his arm in for some reason and his arm was ripped off.

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If the unit agitates but when it gets to the spin cycle it just sits there you will need to replace the lid switch. Here is the part to order.
There is a video on that same parts page to show you how to replace it.
Keep me posted.

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go to www.searspartsdirect.com put in you model number and you can pull up a explode view of the transmission.

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your motor turns one way for the spin cycle and the other way for agitate. remove the coupler and test it that way.

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Washer will not spin or agitate. Pump works.


This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number (###.######) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

First, see the following Whirlpool Kenmore installation and service manual for top load, direct drive washers.

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/f7e2147fa98b28cf85257122007475cb/$FILE/L-55.pdf

If it drains and you can hear the motor trying to turn the transmission for the agitate mode, the obvious first answer is the Motor coupler. I'd replace it just to be sure.

If it's not the Coupler, the problem points to the transmission itself.

There are only two components of the gearcase that are used for both agitating and spinning.

One is the Agitator shaft which drives the agitator and holds the spin pinion that drives the clutch for spinning.

The other is the main "Bottom and pinion gearcase" itself.

Please see the following Whirlpool parts list for commercial top load direct drive washers although the consumer models use the same transmission parts.

http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/assets/pdfs/literature/Repair%20Part%20List%20-%20W10114743.pdf




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Will not agitate or spin


This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

The top load, direct drive, neutral drain Whirlpool / Kenmore washers use a "Motor Coupler" between the transmission and motor.

When the motor goes into drain / spin mode, it reverses and drives the pump to drain the washer.

If the motor coupler is damaged / broken, the motor cannot get power to the transmission to agitate or spin.


This is a relatively easy fix for the basic Kenmore / Whirlpool washers.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385250-replacing_motor_coupling_kenmore_top

Follow the instructions for removing the cabinet and pulling the pump, motor and motor mounting plate.

The coupler has two plastic pieces with three prongs each. In between is the rubber coupler with six holes.

Pry the plastic pieces from the motor and transmission. Some people use a claw hammer but I've found that using a small (6 inch) pry bar works well.

Carefully fit the plastic pieces over the motor and transmission shafts and press them in place (Use a 1/2" of larger socket to put pressure equally around the pieces.

Put the rubber piece on the transmission plastic piece.

Replace the motor mounting plate.

Carefully line up the plastic prongs on the motor based plastic piece to the three un-used holes in the rubber piece. If they don't line up right, the coupler could be damaged.

Mount the motor, don't forget the two screws, put the pump back on the motor and use its' clips.

Put the cabinet back on, don't forget to plug the lid switch back in and re-mount the console.

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http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=3437.0
Yes, you have a direct drive coupling problem. Use this video to replace your part.
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If it agitates fine , with normal noise , drains with lid closed , then the problem is probably the transmission .

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baseball, sounds like a broken coupler, check out this post and post back, Catriver http://www.fixya.com/support/t144580-kenmore_8series_washer

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