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Series 70 Kenmore Washer Won't Agitate or Spin

My Kenmore 70 series washer will not agitate or spin. It makes a loud clicking noise instead of begin the agitate or spin cycle. I even tried it empty to see if it was an overload.

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  • Mike Iannone Apr 27, 2007

    Sadly, the gears in the transmission are broken. My wife wanted a new machine anyway. Thanks for the help!

  • Chaz Conrad
    Chaz Conrad Oct 10, 2008

    My wife reports to me that our Kenmore 70 series washer does not agitate or spin. She thought the clothes made it through a complete washing cycle, but the clothes seemed too wet, so she put the clothes back on rinse and spin cycles, but the agitator and the drum (basket) would not move.



    When I got home I vacuumed the water out of the mashine and tried it in every setting. The agitator barely moved, but I could hear the hum of the motor.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Makes a loud noise while agitating, it doesn't want to spin

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    kenmore 70 washer not spinning just making noise

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    makes noise when spin cycle

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    make noise when Drain/Spin Cycle

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Washer isn't spinning and making a weird noise instead

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    it makes a humming noise and doesn't move.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    spins but will not agitate

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    washer will not spin

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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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