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Washer stopped spinning (spins only once in a while)

Kenmore 417 40042290 front loading washing machine has basically stopped spinning. It runs through the entire cycle and the clothes are soaked at the end. Sometimes it spins a little during the cycle. However, most of the time it does not spin and it makes a sound like it is trying to spin. Do you have any ideas what the problem might be?

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  • jekoniak Jan 01, 2009

    I cleaned 88 cents and three bobby pins out of the drain, but it still did not fix the problem. Any suggestions?

  • jekoniak623 May 11, 2010

    I stuck my finger in the pump and didn't find anything. However, the machine drains the water quite well. Do I need to replace the pump or is there something else that I should check that might control how the machine spins?

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You probably have a clogged drain on the washer

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

  • Ronnie Houston Jan 01, 2009

    not that occur to me at present but ill give it some more thought

  • Ronnie Houston Jan 01, 2009

    there could be something in the pump itself...you would have to take the drain loose and use a coat hanger to get in there to see . i just ran into this problem on here a day or 2 ago and they got a sock out of their pump.

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