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Not Spinning, Water in Tub, Does Not Aggetate (except me..)

I found water standing in the washer and tried turning it to SPIN. There is a click (lid closing) and a humming for about 15 seconds but nothing happens. Then the hum stops. I assume it's tripping an overload because it will go back to humming after a few minutes.

It's a Kenmore Elite HD with Quite Package III but I cannot find a model number on the unit.

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  • Lee H Jan 08, 2009

    Nice Job Bill. Thank you!!

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Sound to me like you have a sock or some other foreign debris in the pump which is attached to your motor (thats your humming noise) now get all the water that you can out of the washer pull it out from the wall about a foot or two lean the washer against the wall making sure it wont fall on you look under and up and you will see a plastic part with two hoses on it this is the pump on the front is two clip on bracket with 1/4" screws remove the screws and pop off the claps lower the washer and start it again if it runs there is something in the pump if it humms and cuts off it is the motor.To remove the crud from the pump get alot of dirty towels for the floor and the remove the claps on the hoses after removing the hoses look inside and you will probly find that missing sock or a bra underwire let me know how it goes
bill
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  • Bill Dozier Jan 08, 2009

    Im glad that fix it and saved you about a hundred dollar tell ya what take your spouse or the person you love out to dinner and tell them its on me hehe.kidding aside glad you got it done and i help you thats what im here for
    GOD BLESS
    BILL


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