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Kenmore Tumble Action Washer won't go to spin cycle

A repairman came out and said that there is something wrong with the drum... not sure how much it will cost... does anyone have a solution for this problem? (other than purchasing a new one).  It's 2 1/2 years old... thanks!

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Im a repairman,lets reason this out.if washer wont spin because the tub is so warped that when it spins its so out of balance then ok new tub.or the tub welds are broken and some part is dragging and not letting it spin then ok new tub.or spin bearing has failed and ruined tub support shaft,ok new tub.but why else would you need a new tub for a no spin problem,not sure,and to answer your other question , can you fix the tub if any of the above problem exist.no you would have to replace tub.i hope that helps,God bless ,tom....ps if i have been helpful please remember to help me with my ratings,tom

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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It appears your timer has failed in this instance.

For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
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FixYa has no affiliation with either site - I have been using and recommending them for years - trouble free.

PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.


If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.

If you think you want to tackle the repair - and have gotten stuck on a step - reply to your question and I will be glad to help you out.




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Posted on Sep 12, 2010

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It appears your clutch assembly has failed in this instance.

For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
I recommend both sites because ...


FixYa has no affiliation with either site - I have been using and recommending them for years - trouble free.

PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.


If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.

If you think you want to tackle the repair - and have gotten stuck on a step - reply to your question and I will be glad to help you out.




Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question

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